How do you start off on the right foot?

Okay, so the weekend is over and a new week is beginning.  So how do you start off on the right foot?  Will this week be perfect? No.  Will you face challenges? Yes.  You may receive bad news this week.  Things may not go as planned.  A deal may fall through.  Someone you trust may betray you.  There are all sorts of things that could go wrong.  But, you have to remember that life is unpredictable.  You have to make the best out of every situation.  You cannot stop living a productive life because of the challenges you may face.  Believe in your ability to handle every situation that may come your way this week.  You are strong and capable of great things.  This week may not be easy, but you will prevail.  Just start off on the right foot.  Make up in your mind to be positive no matter what.  Always keep a good, clear picture in the back of your mind.  Just like you set the background picture on your computer, tablet or phone, do the same with this week.  Set a positive background picture in your mind.  Whatever background you have set for yourself this week will remain no matter what may come your way.  In writing this blog post, I wonder if I am preparing myself for something this week? Maybe.  If you are reading this, I hope you have a great week and know that whatever happens you will prevail.

The good and not so good…

229 days of sun best describes my life. I’ve come a very long way; from wanting to take my own life, to being so depressed I didn’t want to pull back the curtains to let the sun in. I was in a dark place and I wanted to stay there. Now, my philosophy is- it is not likely that all of my days will be good; and that’s okay. For me, 229 days of sun is a lot better than none at all.

The following is a journal entry that I composed a while ago. Luckily, I bounced back…sadly, many people don’t.

So stressed, so tense. Sometimes I just hold my breath. So sad, so weak. I want to cry, but can’t.

I’m crying so hard on the inside, the tears are pouring down my throat; filling my stomach.

I can’t fix it; even when I think I can. I can never fix it, but I always seem to make things worse. My heart hurts. I’m engulfed in sadness; drowning in my own tears.

Can anybody save me? Or is it best that I drown? Why do I keep fighting to swim?

Just let go and be taken away… let go this time…