Monday, November 2, 2009
It Can't Rain All the Time...
Emotions are so powerful, but, they are also only as powerful as we allow them to be.
This past year, I have lost so many things. My apartment, my job, my money, my friends, my trust in certain people, my drive and ambition, my zest for life, my hope. But, now I am standing here, in the aftermath, and I feel...better. I feel a renewed sense of self and inner strength. And, it's not by accident I feel these things. I had to make some changes; within myself.
I was most certainly not born with an optimistic or positive nature. The attitude I have these days of calm, peace and serenity are something I've had to work very hard to have. Even harder is when life continually seems to throw obstacles, harsh words and razor blades in my path. In spite of this, I try to have a cheery disposition and put a smile on my face.
These are a few beliefs I now follow, whole-heartedly.
Karma is something I have believed in for a long time. The principle of "what goes around, comes around" not only seems fair and just...but, comforting. You want to believe that when bad things happen to good people, somehow it has to balance out.
Personal Accountability is a must. You have to be honest with yourself and not continue to blame others for your problems. I've made my share of bad decisions. I've trusted the wrong people. I've done stupid, stupid things. But, I know who I am on the inside and I know I am a good being. I am learning; that's what humans do. They evolve. And, they make mistakes.
Forgiveness is the key. Forgive those who have wronged you. Stop trying to figure out "why" and just let things "be." Believe in why it happened. Believe that it had to happen. Believe that things do happen for a reason. And, then, move on.
Greet the new day, every day, with a good attitude, an open heart and a fresh pair of eyes.
I hope everyone is enjoying their day!