OUR ATTITUDE TOWARD LIFE DETERMINES
LIFE'S ATTITUDE TOWARD US.
Confession time. I do these Motivational Monday posts for me just as much as I do them for all of you. I struggle with being positive. I believe that worry - not blood - runs through my veins. Fears keep my spirit company in the deep dread of night. Dark thoughts float like aged ghosts through my poor, agonized mind.
And yet, every day - sometimes, it feels like every minute of every day - I make a choice. I try to focus on concrete and constructive action. I try to watch the words I use - why would I want to "kill some time" after all? I try to read and listen to and learn from positive people and limit my exposure to negative ones. I try to be grateful.
But I also know that some of that "darkness" is what makes me who I am, is what makes me write the stories I do, is what makes me creative. I take all that darkness and negativity, and force it all into an imaginary container, one I can dip into for story ideas. I'm learning to put the dark stuff on the page and let my demons duke it out there, while I turn my face to the light, to the warmth, to hope.