Negativity is an insidious thing.
It is an evil that has to be battled constantly or it will overtake your life.
I love FaceBook and the internet.
I think FaceBook is a great place to catch up with old friends, find support groups and play games. I’ve whiled away many hours playing Candy Crush.
I have used search engines to look up everything from pictures of purple dragons to my family genealogy.
The other side is the anonymity of it…how very easy it is to hide behind keyboards and doors.
I allowed myself to get sucked into that evil side the last couple of weeks.
This is a hard time of year for me. It’s the time of year my niece died. My family has always relied on my mother to get us through these tough times. We don’t have her this year.
That made it hard.
I’m in this bad place…sad about my niece, missing my mother…and I let myself get sucked into the vortex of a “discussion” page.
It made me feel worse.
It made me feel defensive.
It made me say things that were better left unsaid.
I realized that this was not who I am.
It’s not who I want to be.
Today on Breathe Day
I decided to inhale good, positive, uplifting thoughts.
I decided to exhale the negative thoughts.
Let’s do it
I feel better already.
I made a decision today to be positive.
It won’t be easy. It will be hard to forget some of the things that were said about me. I will forget to breathe and I will get upset.
Then I will remember.
And everything will be better.
it does not mean to be in a place
where there is no noise,
trouble or hard work.
it means to be in
the midst of those things and still
be calm in your heart.