The sun sets on another day…
As the cool air rushed off the lake the storms rolled in yet again. Sunset was obscured by the new rain, and the threat of storm made the twilight dark and more dismal than normal. The dismal weather can sometimes affect people, perhaps creeping in through the cracks like some silent specter.
I was thinking tonight. I have decided I feel. Not just a little, but more than a little. I feel on many levels. I do not think that is a bad thing. There are of course things I do not feel. These things are not as much of an effect. There are things that are more powerful though that are quite telling.
I have had numerous things happen in my life that I have felt very deeply. Some of them may make good sense, some of them may not. Each of the things I feel have the possibility of making me see the world a little differently. When I was in high school someone saw my rather wiry hair and made a snide comment to me. Since that day I shower every morning instead of evening, changing my lifestyle for all time. In college I stood in front of a group of people giving a speech and overcame an adversity to speaking in public. Someone said “they could do better” than me, and I changed the way I looked at people. So it goes, on the negative side.
At the same time, I remember starting to walk without braces, and the exhilaration I felt. I remember my first kiss, and how it made me feel warm inside. I remember studying for a test in the park, and the sense of accomplishment I felt inside, and all those things built my in different ways.
The point is, on top of my head, er, no. The point is, I can let myself be built by negatives or positives, but I should realize both, and perhaps use the negatives to build positives, and the positives to become much more positive.
Yeah, I know, that may be a bit much, but how about you? What made you who you are? Was it all the good things in your life? The bad things in your life? Or a combination of both? Do you see life as a positive journey or a negative journey? You are who you are, but are you who you want to be?
It is a lot to consider. Start small, think of little things that affected you positively, and build. Perhaps write them down. then decide if you want to go on with those, or perhaps change it up a little. There is nothing wrong with changing things if you realize why they are what they are, and there is nothing wrong with growing each day, as long as it is positive.
So as the sun sets on another day. Good or bad we choose how to act and react. Sometimes we do the right thing, perhaps sometimes we don’t. In the end, it is our choice daily. Find a way to be the best you can be, and make the world a better place, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and feel deeply…