Upbeat Even When You Don’t Want To Be.

July 18, 2006

Have you ever had a day when you come home and crash on the bed before you’ve even had a chance to change into your house clothes?  (What’s that?  You don’t change into house clothes?  Only Mr. Rogers and I do that?  Well fine then!).  This is the test of being positive.  When black and dark potentialities loom and you are physically exhausted, this is the test of whether you can look inward and say:  “no matter what happens, I will make it through.”  And frankly, this should always be the response.

We “what if” ourselves into oblivion.  We create more stress worrying about something bad than the actual event itself.  Sure, bad things can happen in life: you can get fatal incurable diseases, you can get arrested, you can see loved ones die.  But the worst thing that can happen rarely does.  And when it does there are ways out.  And if there’s no way out, we all have to die sometime.  Why let it bother you?  If it bothers you, you suffer twice: once from the event and again from all the worrying you’ve given yourself.

Believe it or not, this is a positive message.  It may be on par with the last paragraph of Max Ehrmann’s Desiderata:

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

But it is still a positive message.  Face your problems with all your strength, don’t collapse under self-created what ifs and you’ll make it through.  The less you let the world bother you, the more you win.  And when you’re tired, get some sleep for God’s sake.


4 Responses to “Upbeat Even When You Don’t Want To Be.”

  1. dotbar Says:

    Thanks for that GREAT comment! I loved it…it made my day!

  2. K Says:

    something something something… get some sleep.

    But was does it all mean? 🙂

  3. akhil Says:

    i dont night dreams everyday how can face the problems this please give mesuggestion

  4. akhil Says:

    i dont want night dreams please suggestion give me

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