It’s Monday With Joshua & Kerrie . . . Negativity And Unhappiness


It’s Monday!   

Monday is our day to ramp it up and renew an element of living.   We recommend this practice for individuals, couples, and families as well as organizations.  This practice serves who we are and what we do.

This week our conversation at the table is about learning to live without negativity and unhappiness.   

The thing is . . . negative-unhappy individuals . . . are often unaware of their negativity and unhappiness.  

We’ve sat at the table with individuals who explain they are being honest when they direct the conversation to a place of negativity and unhappiness.  In truth, negativity and unhappiness is toxic in our relationships and environment.  Honesty spoken with the best in mind opens the door to a deeper connection and a gracious atmosphere.

Of course, we need to see the reality of the hard to navigate through it all; however,  approaching a situation with the positive belief there’s a way to something more leads to inspiration and innovation. 

Think On This

Negativity produces unhappiness and unhappiness produces negativity.  These two elements are a magnet to dead-end decisions, conflict, hopelessness, and judgement.  When we enter into someone’s negativity and unhappiness, we hold as much responsibility to the outcome as they do.

Key Elements

  • Take time to evaluate negative and unhappy thoughts, feelings, and attitude  within yourself.  Learning about ourselves is a key catalyst to living our best.
  • Listen to understand someone’s negativity and unhappiness without entering into their negativity and unhappiness.  We can understand without aligning ourselves with the toxicity of their negativity and unhappiness.  But.  When someone is in a negative and unhappy state, they most often want us to join in.  They may end up with some negative thoughts and unhappiness toward us when we don’t enter in.
  • Begin and end the day believing God will bring all the details together for good regardless of what must be faced.  This truth changes how life is perceived and navigated. 

Three Daily Decisions

  1. Be intentional–in everything you think, say, and do.
  2. Be present–with God and anyone that crosses your path.
  3. Be grateful–for the life you have received.

There’s a lot to this . . . because you know . . . life is a process.

Make it a great day!  

There’s always more each and every day–Joshua & Kerrie

Joshua & Kerrie

Joshua & Kerrie are pastors, entrepreneurs, and co-developers of TableThink.

Joshua & Kerrie are in different seasons of life.  Joshua is in his first half of life; Kerrie is in her second.  Generational wisdom is a key piece of their best conversations with growth and contribution in the forefront.

Joshua is in the beginning years of his marriage with his wife, Louise.  Kerrie and her husband, Gregg, have been married for 42 years and have three children, two son-in-laws, and six grandchildren.  Joshua was born and raised in Arkansas.  He now lives in Oregon but says his Southern ways are ingrained within him.  Kerrie has always lived in the Pacific Northwest and loves everything about it, including rainy days.  Joshua has a passion for technology; he founded and oversees Joshua Lindley Consulting. Kerrie’s passion for serving people led her to becoming a registered nurse for a season, public speaking, and blogging.

Joshua & Kerrie invite everyone to take a seat at the table, ready and excited to learn from one another.  They  are passionate about what TableThink can be as they invest in the work with inspiration and innovation.  You are always welcome at TableThink’s virtual table.  You can connect by emailing:

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