The sun sets on another day...
Today was filled with driving off to be inspired by stacks of people who were just, well, inspiring. On the way back the sun began to set and the clouds parted for just a moment to let in a golden ray of sunlight. Since I did not drive I had time to think, and think I did.
I saw a keynote speaker spin a wonderful tale of fantastic positives today. It was not a small feat and involved many people, and many positives, and along the way they simply said the ultimate statement, "It was all up to me."
Now, along the way they lauded many people and let them know how people lifted them up, but it was not up to all of the people to make them happy. It was up to them to make the difference, and make their lives work.
Buzzz....(That was a klaxon going off)
Well, maybe we need to make it easy. We hold in our hands the ability to make our lives the best they can be, it is in your hand. I can make my life the best it can be, or a living hell, and if I choose to do so it will be me that decides that, not you.
You can decide today is the best day in the world, and this day will only get better tomorrow because you are in control of your life, not me.
We all should take that moment and realize, accept, and embrace that we are the only determiner in our life. It doesn't matter that the milkman stopped down the street and dropped the milk off at the wrong house, it matters that you find your way to get milk if you need it, or set it aside if you don't. It is up to you, yes you, to make your life better. (and to get yummy cold milk)
Now, that does not mean you can't have a little help along the way, but you have to allow yourself to be helped, you have to grab the hand when it reaches to you and hold on. you have to let yourself be helped. I will say again though, help or not, you are in control.
I know, it is scary, but you know what, I believe in you. I am not sure who you are or what problems you have or don't have, but I believe in you because I believe every person has the power to make their life whatever they want, even in the face of the worst life has to offer. You can set aside the pain, and the frustration, and embrace the happiness and the cookies (Yes cookies are good and they go with the cold milk). You are the best person qualified to build your perfect life, so start making it happen.
So as the sun sets on another day, take a breath, enjoy a moment, smile, laugh, and in the process start taking control of who you are and who you will be. Overcome the pain if you have any, set aside the frustration, and be the best you can dream of, and maybe a little more, and remember, help is out there, reach out when they are there or walk alone. but find your way to a perfect day every day, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, walk strong, and live for a happy life...