Sometimes we are lonely because we have built far more walls than bridges.
We are a society of walls, fences and protected privacy. We are taught that these things will keep us safe and protected from harm. In an age of information, there is a lot of truth to that.
However, it is also true that if we are not careful we find ourselves building walls around our heart and mind as well. It happens when we get hurt by someone we love or respect a great deal. It happens because life dictates that we all have our fair share of hard knocks to keep us humble, and help us grow, however we choose how to respond to these events.
The most important weapon we will ever own as individuals is the gift of choice. We cannot always choose events, or circumstances. We cannot predict mishaps and unfortunate occurrences. The one thing we can do is decide how we will respond, the attitude we will take and how we will allow these life events to affect us. Your responses, attitude and approach to life are the only things you have complete control over at any given point in your life.
Choose to respond positively.
Choose to learn and adjust your attitude to your own advantage.
Choose to share what you have experienced.
Don’t shut out the world with walls and fences, build some bridges and share the knowledge with others. That is how we will change the world, one person at a time, starting with the person in the mirror.
Cherry Coley ©