We all have moments that we feel are impossible to get through. During this time, the dark recesses of our mind lead us to believe that there is no light at the end of the tunnel. But, what we have to remember is no matter how long a tunnel may be, there is always an opening and that opening brings new light.
Whether it’s a crappy day at work, the loss of a loved one, feelings of inadequacy or a bout of the blues, we may not be able to change the event but we can change how we come out of it.
There are some incredible people who live through some unimaginable events and come out thankful and inspiring. What makes these people any different? Is it faith, love, attitude or sheer joy to know that they have been blessed with another day? Rather than becoming broken and ruined by their struggles, they propel forward with tumultuous strength. These people are amazing and a true testament to what life is really all about.
Then there are people in life who like who like to make everything about them, regardless if it’s the appropriate time and can even find the drama in something as simple as getting ready day by day. These people take negative signs at every turn and search for pity consistently by asking “Why do bad things always happen to me?” If they could only realize how blessed they are in their life and how little they have to complain about.
I am not a religious person, but I’d like to believe I am spiritual. I believe in what goes around comes around and that our path is not carved in stone. I also believe that out of all of our amazing gifts, one of the greatest is choice.
We can choose to be conscientious, friendly, happy, and sad; everything we do in life comes from our choices. So we can choose to be gloomy or we can choose to get help. We can complain all the time or do something about it. We can say that there is no good in our lives or create it.
I feel like in the big picture of things people in general do not give themselves enough credit for their roles in their own lives. It’s easy to blame something or someone else, then to except responsibility and move forward.
I choose to enjoy the little and big moments; to nap in the sun with my dog, take in every moment of laughter and to understand that their needs to be a balance and to learn from what we go through in life. Now I’m not saying that I ride a magic carpet over a rainbow every day (I wish!). But what I am saying is that even though we may have bad days (and I do) inevitably it is up to you how long you let those bad feelings linger.
What do you choose?