Saturday, April 09, 2011
This week has culminated into one of the most frustrating weeks I have had in many a year. Not to complain, this was just a most difficult week. Civility and pent hostilities are incompatible. Together they breed frustration, which is permeating every aspect of my life. This situation, although temporary, seems unremitting. Worse is how I perceive this storm front draining humanity from my very essence.
Choosing a lifestyle rich in personal experiences versus one of high drama or high dollar, I find the modern world less genteel to my persona. I harbor no ill will towards those whom choose the other paths. Rather, I try to make the best of the present situation. It is in this regard I find myself feeling disrespected, almost to the point of undesired.
Humor and frivolity departed early this week and the grind of daily living is wearing my patience thin. I am short-tempered and more pessimistic. This emotional state can drive one into depression if sustained. Worse yet is the affect this state may have on those whom I cherish. Best be careful. This thing is toxic.
Life is an amazing cycle. Up and down we go without warning. Pontificating previously on the value and importance of choice, I must now choose to see the good in others and myself. These are not merely words. They are the testament of who I am.
So, smile and think positive. It is a matter of choice. The frustrations of life are waiting to pounce, should you falter. Therefore, remember you and I are on a journey. There will be joy along the way, happy times and sad ones as well. Take this frustration in stride. Hold fast and compel your next step forward. Lean into the headwind and grit your teeth. This storm shall pass and the sun will shine again.
Think it. Be it. Do it.
Be at Peace