As clouds cover the sky and prevent the sun from shining through, it reminds me that darkness is nothing but the absence of light, and we merely need to find a way to create an opening in the blanket of darkness for a spark to ignite a blaze that cannot be quenched. There are ups and downs as we stumble through the great mysteries of life and make our way through the obstacles and easy currents that lead us to several different destinations, but it is the ups, the climbs out of the valleys, and the arrivals at the mountain peaks of our many journeys that should bare the focus of our individual stories. Negativity is easy to dwell on because it is an epidemic that has infected the media, politics, social media and almost everything we interact with. One negative comment in a conversation is enough to usually sour the entire conversation and suck the life out of anything positive that was being discussed. I hope to continue writing my daily 3 positive things as a reminder to myself that I must be part of the solution, not part of the epidemic.
I did not get in a run today, but I was able to get in a quick workout, take a shower and then bring my daughter to meet up with some friends from the library story time we usually go to. We met at a McDonald’s play place due to the rain outside, but everyone still had fun, and I got in some adult conversation, which was a bonus.
I was able to register my son for Safe Key, the before and after school care program, in preparation for training I have coming up. I was quite happy that I was able to do this as I had run out of options. I have Key Spouse training that will take place all day, and I needed to be able to make sure that he would have supervision. He is all set, and that is one less thing I have to worry about.
I have not missed a single day of these posts so far and am really beginning to become comfortable seeking out the positives in my day. This post has been slightly more difficult for me because I am writing it as my two year old is refusing to go to sleep and is asking me to sleep in my room instead. No day is perfect, but I know eventually she will realize that I am not going to be suckered into her request, and she will go lay down in her own bed. Even while negatives are happening, we can see the positives at the end of the tunnel. I know that I will have difficulty seeing the positive in my day sometimes, and that is okay. When I have to walk through those valleys, I will become stronger and wiser as I pull myself up the mountainside. The most important part of our journeys is acknowledging when we are in the valleys and when we are climbing mountains, and allowing ourselves to find and utilize the best resources to get us to the end of each of our paths.