You’ve heard the saying, “It’s a blessing and a curse.” Or maybe you haven’t. Either way, it’s a thing that a lot of people say. Lots of things are blessings and curses. Like Chocolate cake. Oh, what a blessing it is while you’re eating it but what a curse it is when it makes it’s way to your waist and takes the shape of a spare tire. Fame, that’s a good one. What a blessing it is for people to know your work and be a fan of it to the point where they would simply want a picture with you to make their day. What a curse when you’re fresh out of the gym looking disgusting as ever having a bite to eat with some friends and someone rudely sticks a camera in your face and snaps a picture of you mid bite (and i’m only Youtube famous, I can’t imagine what it’s like being regular famous). How about having money? What a blessing it is to not have to worry about how you are going to make your rent this month, but what a curse it is when people begin to use you for it. Or when you begin to put more trust and faith in your money than you put in God, the provider of it all. We have a choice to focus on the blessing or focus on the curse in any situation. I feel like the more you focus on negativity the more you breed negativity. You put one negative thought with another negative thought, they get together, have a few drinks and next thing your know they made a baby negative thought. But isn’t it funny how it’s so much easier to look at the negative? For instance when you wake up late, stub your toe on the way out the door, get stuck in traffic and for some reason everyone wants to call you at the same time so your phone won’t stop going off. It’s easy in that moment to get frustrated. It takes work to stop, breathe and say, “thank God I have a bunch of people calling me and I’m not lonely like so many are. Thank God I woke up at all today and have another chance to show my family and friends I love them. Thank God i’m sitting in traffic and not the one who caused the traffic by being in an accident.” I’m going to challenge myself to focus on the positive so that I can breed positivity in my life. The struggle is real y’all but we can do it! What’s something in your life that you can choose to focus on the blessing instead of the curse? Eat yo chocolate cake girl! Just eat it in moderation so there will be no spare tire in the equation.