This too shall pass

“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

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About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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