Life and the other

This morning I woke up not wanting to wake up… and when I finally opened my eyes and realised I left the computer on over night1 I forced myself up and checked on my good friend facebook. The gossip I found was not pleasant and I was in shock at the discovery that a girl so young2 is now buried in our homeland3.

She and I were never close but our circles were, and she was always really sweet and really kind4. Her character and the suddenness of all this has really gotten to me and has driven home what I have always known – life is too short.

Ever since I came back from Dublin, I seem5 to have taken on the perspective that life is too short to hold grudges and to worry about things. Sure, I still worry but I have never let it get me so stressed out that I lash out at anyone6. I prefer to see the bright side to everything and embrace it and you pessimists reading this, there IS a bright side to everything – you just have to want to see it.

Just because something doesn’t happen the way that you wanted or expected, it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. I’m a firm believer in the addage, ‘Everything happens for a reason’. And rather than dwell on something7, I prefer to spend my energy figuring out that reason and embracing it. I know this is easier said than done, but it can be done… the biggest hurdle is wanting it8. Some people prefer to wallow; I prefer to be able to look back on my life and know that I was always happy.

No questions for you today because I really want to open it up to anything you’d like to say on this topic. Because it’s a topic on your outlook on life, it can be quite controversial. Please understand that this personal blog is never intended to impose my beliefs on other people; its sole intention is to allow me to speak my mind – agree or disagree with me as you wish. All that I ask is that you be respectful in your communication.

Footnotes:
  1. I’m sorry environmental fairy but I just passed out watching TV on the laptop[]
  2. she was only a few years older than I[]
  3. the Philippines[]
  4. I know it sounds like a cliche to say that about someone who has passed, but it’s the truth[]
  5. I say seem because I’m not entirely convinced it was a conscious decision[]
  6. like I used to so often[]
  7. though I do still allow myself to dwell, if only for a few moments[]
  8. this perspective[]

responses to “Life and the other” 4

  1. Yeah, a friend of mine died a couple of years ago in my hometown and I did not know it until I saw memorial service information on MySpace. Who ever said MySpace was not useful?
    .-= Ayprel´s last blog ..Moved On =-.

  2. I live each day like its my last. Never taking for granted anything. You just never know. Dont second guess yourself when there is something you want to say to another person or something you want to achieve in life. Our lives are too fragile to just watch things pass us by…
    .-= trench´s last blog ..R.I.P. Michael Jackson (1958-2009) =-.

  3. I would definitely agree that it is often easier said than done, but there really are a lot of things in life you don’t have control over. I think understanding this and accepting it can be a powerful tool.

    Of course, that doesn’t mean you should never try, only that sometimes no matter how hard you try, things won’t turn out as you desired or planned.

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