Turn a Liability Into An Asset

December 7

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”—Winston Churchill—

If something is ugly, paint a picture on it.

Several years ago I visited a landscaping client and we looked at an ugly hill right behind her house. A retaining wall was needed but the site did not allow machinery and the job would be difficult and very expensive. I thought for a long time and then smiled at the lady and said, “Let’s turn a liability into an asset.” We built a beautiful waterfall which solved the problem and is a visual and aural delight.

Look at your day in this way today. Every time you run into a difficulty, try your best to figure out how to turn it into something good—maybe even something you can share with someone else that will make them feel good.

Share a smile with the sunny side
Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

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