This year started on a stressful note and has decided to try to end that way as well. This has been a very challenging time for a lot of people. 2017 has been a year of losing friends and loved one’s. Yet, there is no path, no time so dark that light cannot break through.
I have thought a lot about mindset and what it means to me. We have a choice on how we look at things and how we respond. Never forget you have this choice, it is yours alone. Me? I am a spiritual being on a physical journey. Knowing that helps me get through the tough times. Everything in this life is temporary, both good and bad. Knowing that keeps things tolerable and enjoyable. Keep your head up through the tough times and realize that no matter what difficulty you are facing, it’s temporary. Take time for the good things. More importantly, take time to notice the good.
Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the struggle we forget to appreciate the sunrise or sunset. We forget to notice that gentle breeze, or the color of the leaves this time of year. Oh to absorb even a part of the excitement a dog feels when he see’s you walking toward him again. Whether it’s been 5 minutes or 5 days, that dog doesn’t care. They are ready to run around, wag their tail, bark, and show you how excited they are that you are there with them.
Take a moment to breathe. Take a moment to be thankful. You are still here. You still have a purpose and as long as you don’t quit, there is still time, still hope. December is going to be a good month.
Cherry Coley (c)