And the Sakura are almost in full bloom!
Life has really taken it’s toll hasn’t it? I mean…it has ran us ragged and left us some nasty scars. It throws everything it can at us. Especially those sad, painful, and frightening moments. It does this relentlessly. We can’t even take a moment to reflect on our last struggle before the next round of hurt begins. I’m worn, beaten, battered, and just plain tired.
When I do have a rare, fleeting moment of respite though: sometimes it gives me a moment of clarity. Like a little light that shines bright in the deepest, darkest of nights. That within our lives, there is great beauty. All the good that’s within us, and all the beauty we can share. I remember days past where we did something wonderful. Made a friend laugh with joy. A family member comforted. A lovers warm embrace. A strangers smile.
Yes, I realize these are all small things. But what I’ve learned is that small things build. The fill those nooks and crannies in our hearts, as if they are things saved for a rainy day. And in our darkest moments, they shine with the light of a thousand suns.
So, life has us run down. We’re ragged and bruised. But, we are still here. We are alive. Thanks to these wonderful things. And just as so, because I believe in you. I believe in us. We are wonderful beings; full of life and worth. We are still capable of amazing feats of strength, warmth, joy, and love. If we strive to put our best foot forward, we can achieve so much. Even if the world is blanketed in apathetic darkness, I’ll choose to believe in your light. I believe in you. The world will never deny your greatness, because I believe it. It cannot deny you in any way, as hard as it tries because I believe in you. This is not a “if I can do it, so can you” scenario. This is a “we can do it” declaration. Together, we can take another step. We can show the world your beauty, strength, bravery, and cleverness.
Just believe in yourself, because I already do.
So this is my second day in. Again, for people who have not been following, Im doing an exercise to change the lense in which I view my life. Trying to add more positivity. To achieve this, I will write 3 things I am grateful for, Journal a moment that made me happy, Exercise, Meditate, and commit random acts of kindness. Also, I wanted to take this time to thank and praise someone from my support circles. If you would like to join along, I urge you to. Now without further ado, the person I would like to thank is right after the jump.
Well if you read my last post, you already know whats going on. People say I already do many acts of kindness, but I think I’m going to add one more thing: one post a day dedicated to someone from my support network who has helped me in my travels. So here we go. Hit the jump to see who it is today.
I am embarking on something new. An exercise in positivity.
So here is how it goes. Each day for 21 days, I am going to practice 5 things. I will write three things I am grateful for, a journal of a moment that brought me happiness, and generate an act of kindess. I will exercise and meditate.
For those of you playing along, you can get in the action too. Try this experiment with me. Reflect and write on your experiences. Give it a shot. What do you got to lose besides a few minutes.
Finally got a chance to sit back and type. Just here in the office waiting for testing to finish. May as well look back and see where I have been so far.