“Life Ain’t All Sunshine And Rainbows”

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I love to post positive content, but in real life things aren’t always so positive. I like to think I’m a pretty positive person. I keep on pushing through, irrelevant of barriers, try my best not to moan about things and remember I’m pretty blessed to be here to experience these things; even if they test my resolve.

Life, from how I see it anyway; is a series of choices based on the situation I find myself in; my environment. I have a choice to react positively, or negatively. These moments of your back being up against the wall, touch and go moments where you risk situations and opportunities, digging deep past your physical and mental limits do not come often. These moments should be savored, as they usually fly by in the blink of an eye, but are remembered for the rest of our lives. Make these moments worth remembering.

I was tested a few times recently, infuriated by the actions of others and was so close to absolutely losing it. I’ve been there before… Irrelevant of whether a person is wrong to me, my actions are what matters, as they dictate who I am. If I react to the wrong done to me in a way that brings about harm to another person, who’s really in the wrong? I have a choice at that point. I’m not religious, but I respect this verse a lot: “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.” – Corinthians 13:11. Rarely are men respected by their words, words without action is a flame without air. “Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

I’ve never really been one for listening to advice, that attitude ended badly for me! My dad used to say, “If you don’t want to listen, you will have to feel” And good lord did I feel! LIFE… The poetry is both hard to understand and simple to understand, but only when you understand. Lol Losing time was the best way of teaching me what’s important, learning to appreciate what I have, before time makes me appreciate what I had. If any situation has the possibility of costing me time, I evaluate the necessity of my actions and calculate the risk adequately; that’s just growing up.

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A great role model to me once advised me to “Keep On Keeping On” and that attitude has been the seed that changed my view on how I see the world. Took me from nowhere to somewhere with all the possibilities one could dream of.

So, whilst life’s not all sunshine and rainbows, appreciate the difficult testing moments as an opportunity for self-understanding and all the clarity that brings. Remember that knowledge of self; your actions and reactions play a huge role in the possible cause for your situation, and most definitely dictate your mind state. “Keep On Keeping On” and be the best you can be for you and those around you. Be the example, the change you wish to see in the world. Find the positive in the negative, the silver lining, the rose that grew from concrete.

P.s I’m not so angry anymore. 😛

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