I know it’s been a while since I have posted anything here on the site, but, here I am. Alive and well. Well, as well as I am going to be for the moment. No, things are good (all things considered), but getting reintroduced to my form of civilization has been a little bit of a process. Alot has gone on, and will continue to do so, but, things are looking up.
The old self would have probably exploded, or have just given up by now, but I said old self. Gone are those days. Sure, I’m still working on things, but everyone should strive to be better, EVERYDAY, not just when it’s convenient, or when “things go wrong”. Do I still get stressed? Sure. I won’t lie. But the key is in how you handle the stress and how you look at all things looking for the positives, and for the lesson to be learned by your experiences.
So, mending a broken relationship, dealing with the joblessness and other related issues back here in the good ‘ol US of A, I still believe that in the end, it will all be better than it was before. And that’s what you, and everyone else should feel. Use the events in your life as stepping stones. Experience, learn, grow. What other alternatives are there? Be human. Be well…
“A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality.” – Winston Churchill
Now Playing: “More Human Than Human” by Rob Zombie
Well, so far, so good. However, like I’ve stated before, it’s a new beginning. In a sense, it’s “starting over”. There is a familiarity to all of it, but at the same time, there are adjustments to be made, and “re-learning”. Certainly things are different, and a few hurdles to get over, but, one thing at a time, one day at a time.
There are things currently going on that are not ideal, like still no job, and now problems with my car, but I am looking at the positives of it all, and not letting it get to me. So far, I believe that things have been falling into place and working out, and I am not going to abandon the new mindset and way of thinking. Does being inconvenienced suck? I won’t lie, it does, but what options do I have? The old way of thinking is NOT one of them.
We all have the power, the choice to make when it comes to certain things in life, and how we deal with them. It’s as if we get to a fork in the road. Which way are you going to go? You can choose to complain, whine, get angry, or you can take the negative, deal, and turn it into a positive. I really am done with the old way of thinking, it’s a road to nowhere….
“The first rule is to keep an untoubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are. If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgement of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now. Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them” – Marcus Aurelius
Now Playing: “What Do You Do?” by the Rollins Band
When things got rough for me, there were times where I thought life was just a HUGE joke, and not worth the effort. I’m sure most, if not all of you share the same feeling. But, pain and hurt are only temporary. It is us who prolong it.
Things always change and evolve, one way or the other. When things aren’t ideal, you have to believe that the hardship is only temporary, and WILL get better. We have to believe that. We have to help make it happen.
The only thing we should worry about, is how our lives will be better. How our lives will improve after we overcome whatever obstacle throws itself in front of us. Things usually have a way of working out, if we don’t get in the way….
“Everything will be okay in the end. if it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” – Uknown Author
Now Playing: “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” by Bob Marley
We sometimes think we have everything figured out, don’t we? Life has a funny way of throwing a “curve ball” at us from time to time. How do you deal with it? Do you deal with it at all? It’s easier to run and hide, than to stand and fight.
Not only do we all think we have everything figured out, we also try to force things, we try to change things that sometimes are not our business to change, and we also have a habit of trying to make the square peg fit into the round hole. What’s going to happen, is going to happen. What’s meant to be, is going to be.
So let’s worry about ourselves and how we are going to make our lives better, teaching ourselves how to deal with whatever comes our way, and accept the things that are meant to be.
“Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.” – Albert Ellis
We all often take for granted the little things in life. For whatever reason, we just allow ourselves to get overwhelmed with things that really don’t matter, or even pick on the negative in certains things, and even people.
They say you don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone. That truly is the case. Often things have to be taken away, even if for a little while, to make us realize that we should count our blessings, and be happy with what we have.
So learn to appreciate the little things in life. Learn to see the wonder and greatness in things around you. Realize that the smallest thing in someone you love or care about really isn’t small at all…
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault
You’ve heard, as well as I have, people say “one day at a time”. Great saying. It’s easier to deal with things that are troubling us, or in our way, if we just chip away at it, taking it one step at a time. It’s better to take things slow, and deal with things one piece at a time, finding the solution to the puzzle.
But most of us allow ourselves to get overwhelmed with eveything at once, and then we just look at it and say that we can’t handle it. We use it as an excuse, and take the cowards way out. Is that really what you want to be known for, being a coward, a quitter?
Practice makes perfect, so right now is the moment to do what you need to in order to overcome anything thrown your way, and for you to have what you want out of life. Let’s not be cowards. Let’s hang in there and take it one step, piece, and day at a time.
“Worry never accomplishes anything. When you have a problem, it is best to concentrate on the solution to that problem, not the problem itself.” – Thomas D. Willhite
A lot of us go through he same things in life. We are all in this together. We also need to realize that a lot of the solution is within ourselves. We have the power to overcome and make changes. We do. But, there’s always an excuse, always someone else to blame.
Why continue playing the blame game and making excuses? That gets really old, really fast, doesn’t it? I know in my experiences, I would make excuses, blame other things or people, or even go so far as make someone else the scapegoat. All because I couldn’t deal with the tormented existance that I was suffering through.
Others are in the same boat. You know you’re out there. We all should know better. Enough of the nonsense and begin taking what you want out of life. Time to say enough and be the person you want to be. We need to continue tapping into that inner strength and find our tomorrow today.
“The pattern of the prodigal is: rebellion, ruin, repentance, reconciliation, restoration.”
Now Playing: “Edge of the Earth” by 30 Seconds To Mars