Friday, February 15, 2008

Hello, witness

I'm trying to see the lesson in everything. The positive lesson.

I'm a bit of a wallower, yes I am. Ever since I was pretty young, I can remember thinking to myself that it's better to think things won't work out because if they don't, then I won't be disappointed and if they do happen to work out, well hey there - what a lovely surprise, like a bonus with extra whipped cream. What a charming child I must have been.

I've made an effort to change, since I've realized that everything is a choice, and how I can choose to feel positive or negative, regardless of what I run into on a given day. How I cannot change the chaos around me , but I can choose to limit its affect on me. How my perception is totally filtered by this decision to see it one way or the other. How even if I'm having a not so good day, I am still a content person, with a wonderful life - a roof over my head, more than enough food in my fridge, family and friends who love and support me, I'm making a living doing what I love, I get to play taiko on week-ends... La vie est belle, n'est ce pas?

So today, even though I feel like crap, I am going to make a true effort to have a good day. Just so you know - if you've read this, you're my witness.


High Desert Diva said...

Just went to check to see if you're a Pisces...nope! Was sounding a little familiar so I thought you must be...close though!

Joanna said...

Hey, nothing wrong with a healthy dose of pessimism. Jsut as long as you don't let it actually defeat you and keep you from trying. Pessimists of the world, unite! That said, do have a good day. ;)

tatsuko said...

diva, I'm an Aries, but a sometimes mopey Aries :)
joanna, thanks for confirming that pessimism can come in healthy doses!
Thanks to both of you ☺