Thought For Today: “Character”
“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them
defines my character and the quality of my life.
I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness,
immobilized by the gravity of my loss,
or I can choose to rise from the pain
and treasure the most precious gift I have —
—– Walter Anderson
CJ says: Who is this guy? He obviously knows about me!
Well…Mr. Anderson: I cannot lie. I struggle to really find
my way back to the girl I once was; tragic events and other serious life-altering
situations seem to have made me into someone else.
I realize I cannot have the happiness and joy and lightness as before;
as when in more youthful, carefree, trouble-free days…
but I do know that living in isolation and in a lack of joy is slowly killing me.
So, Mr. Anderson, I concur. I simply cannot put this off any longer.
I simply, and absolutely, MUST….
start to live in spite of the pain of my grief.
I mean…what do I have to lose, anyway?
If any of my fine friends reading this today also finds himself in this place…
just know that you are among friends here.
Truthfully, it hurts to discover that life is passing you by,
while you are ‘stuck’ in this sort of limbo.
Yes….I believe I must find some way to live, now.
Have a beautiful day everyone!