Daily Archives: August 3, 2013

My Saturday Morning Self Pep Talk

I love being up early in the morning hours, before the rest of the world awakes, quietly sipping my coffee, listening to the birds.  My best inspiration comes to me then, before I’m fully awake, while sleepy dreams still linger in the back of my mind, while I’m still feeling the aftereffects of the cozy comforts of my bed.

But sometimes as the day creeps in, it brings with it the worries and cares of this life, and those peaceful morning moments slowly disintegrate.

I’m faced with a choice then.

I can’t control my circumstances, but I can try to control my attitude toward them.  Some are very painful and distressing, and a battle of the mind wages a war within me.  Sometimes it’s hard and I want to give in… give up… just let the waves of despair pull me under.  And sometimes I do…

But most times, I don’t.

And today… I won’t.

Because despite the difficulties of my circumstances, there are far too many other beautiful things in my life to focus on, and I won’t let the negative ones steal the Joy and the Light from me.  Not today.

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And don’t you either…