“Just remember, if the world didn’t suck, we’d all fall off” – Unknown
It seems recently that everyone I know is going through a rough patch. I don’t know if the stars and moons are out of whack or there’s a collective negativity wave pouring through. What I do know is it is hitting a lot of people including myself.
The hardest part is to keep a positive attitude. Sometime it is hard to see our way out of our current situation. Then I hear this little voice of someone past that says, “And this too shall pass”. And it makes the blood boil and I get mad….because I know it’s right, and it’s not what I want to hear right now. I mean maybe I just want to wallow around in my own shit. But really? Do I? No. I just don’t want to be told not to.
But whether I want to hear it or not, fortunately, the saying is true: “This too shall pass”. So the question is, how do I deal with the present moment that seems to be wearing at me? Really, it’s a matter of perspective. There are plenty of people in the world happier with less than me. And if I stop for just a moment and think about it, in the big picture, I have it pretty damn good. I have food, I have love, I have friendship, I have the world right in the palm of my hand.
The real challenge I send to everyone and to myself is to find the positive. Change your perspective. Every time I think something negative, I must immediately follow it with a positive thought….Or at least find some sort of humor in it.
“Above all, be the heroine in your life, not the victim” – Nora Ephron