Darren’s come up with a Thanksgiving challenge. He suggests:
“My challenge to you is to think of an area of your life you are
having difficulty in and want to improve. For the next 21 days, take
three minutes at the end of the day and write down what about that
problematic situation you appreciate, what’s good and what you’re
grateful for. This could be a confrontational co-worker at the office,
your job as a whole or your troubled marriage… anything or anyone that
frustrates or negatively affects you.
I promise you, when you change how you look at a situation, the situation changes.”
We have a problematic situation with some real estate. We own a commercial building here in town that suddenly became vacant almost four months ago because the tenant broke a five-year lease and the impact of that event is negatively affecting the household income and cash flow.
In an effort to simplify life at this household, the building is now up for sale. There are a couple of prospects interested in it. I really hope it sells soon. That would greatly reduce a stressful situation each time the mortgage payments and other associated expenses come due. And with my income always an unknown, (until I book and can project what I’ll make and when) a lot of juggling occurs in the ol’ bank accounts at times. Stressful, especially while financing a child through college and beyond into Nursing School starting next year.
I am grateful for the benefit we derived from the building while it was used for our sign and graphic design business some years back, and the income it has generated .
I will be even more thankful when it is no longer ours! I’m thinking extra-positive thoughts tonight that we’ll get closer to selling it. I hope it works!