Why care when it seems like nothing much is ever going to change? It’s a question that I’ve come to think has got some pull on me when it shouldn’t at all in the first place. What I mean is this: if we get caught up in the negative & in the labels that mainstream society throws onto us, then we just end up being part of the proverbial snowball that can easily get bigger & bigger, only harming us in the end. I’m beginning to think that no matter how much things stay the same, like getting sore after work, hearing all the crappy news, and realizing that the market may not be all it’s cracked up to be, I’ve got to somehow look to what I hold dear and hold fast onto hope.
For some people, it’s a matter of faith, and for others, it’s a matter of family, but I’ve got to say that it’s about 70-30 for me…Or at least that’s what it seems like at times. Sometimes, it comes down to greeting the morning with a little prayer and a smile on my face, something I think I’ve got to do a little more of just to keep myself to getting so negative at times. I truly believe that it comes down to the realization that we were created for more than just being negative every day, even though I forget that way too many times. In a way, it’s like the photograph below; initially I really responded negatively to this one, taken in mid-March of this year, but after going through it this week, I decided to give it another look through and I came out with one of my favourites, getting away from the negative response to it I had initially.
Situations change and we need to stand firm with what we believe, but work around them and really try our best to get through it without being all too negative. The above photograph was one that I remember being really upset with, but, after taking another look at it, I gave it a go and refined it, coming out with just how it must’ve felt at the time; I say that because it was taken seven months ago and the memory I have of the weather is that it was overcast and not too great at all. I don’t want to come out of this sounding sappy, so I’ll just say this: there’s more to life than just being negative all the time.