To me, I like to see being positive as being optimistic and hopeful. It means accepting your current situation, paying attention to how you feel here and now, no matter how uncomfortable it may be and believing you will be fine through these rough times. No judgments, just be real and sincere with yourself and about how you truly feel here and now.
Being positive means acknowledging your situation, your emotions, your pain, and trusting God that you will be fine even in the storm, even in troubled times; without denial of your feelings or your current situation.
I see toxic positivity as living in denial, ignoring your emotions, avoiding them, pushing them away, or pretending that they don’t exist.
Toxic positivity does not allow us to cry when we feel pain or broken because we feel crying is being negative. Toxic positivity doesn’t allow us to accept our current situations and the pain that comes with them. Toxic positivity makes us robots.
Know that It’s okay to feel hurt, it’s okay to cry, it’s okay to feel frustrated and terrible and overwhelmed because we are humans and humans can feel. We are not robots; we are not always strong.
In being positive, we acknowledge that, in these difficult times, in this frustrating situation, through rough times, we will be fine because we have a Heavenly Father who loves us unconditionally. We take each day at a time and accept the emotions that come with each day without judgment but with compassion.
You don’t have to live in denial, it’s human nature to feel…
I thought someone would need this, so I decided to share my experience
Sending you my love and support 💕
God knows you and loves you personally ❤️
PC: beautiful women of West Africa