Life Corrects Itself

When I was younger, I didn't have much hope in a lot of things. My mother passed when I was thirteen, I was living lost in the Bronx. I knew I wanted to do something with art, but didn't have any direction. They say when you have problems it lends to the art, feelings perhaps? It deterred me most of the time. Though, I won't lie, there were some scenes... 

There were other things. Personal to where I just deleted them and wrote this to cover them up. I ended up going into depression from it all. Long story. Maybe another time. 

But I kept going. And I pulled myself out from that abyss. I moved on and eventually moved out. Positive things started to happen. 

Remember the psychic vampire thing I talked about? Yeah, well, it's real. Sometimes a person can suck the positive feelings from you and you'll never know who--at least for a while. Other things had happened in between, ups and downs, but I kept going and eventually things evened out. 

What I had to realize was in life bad things will happen, but good things will happen, too. I may not notice them when they do, but they happen. And it's wonderful when you can see the bigger picture. 

I had to realize when they were there. As the saying goes: look on the bright side. There are many things good in life, to be thankful for. 

I've seen babies born with nervous system diseases, people who die before they can experience their first kiss. And one thing I always think of is Stephen Hawking, who could only twitch his cheek, yet still wrote books and did documentaries about physics and space. 

When I feel I can't go on, I realize... I have my limbs, I can speak, hear, see, etc. How can I say I'm too tired when I can clearly do these things. And don't get me wrong, you do need breaks, and need to find your way of getting tasks done. That makes it easier and you become more productive. 

Depression can play a big part in it all equation. I've been there after my mom passed. But what matters next is how you deal with it. Sure you'll feel terrible, damn terrible, for a long time, possibly until you rest your head for the last time. But there will be better times ahead. There are people to experience life with. Books to be read, movies to be wat he'd. Sunsets to be seen. 

It's the smaller things you have to look at and focus on. Bad things happen. See them. Learn from them. Leave them behind. 

Things will go on. Life will correct itself. Of course you have to push it along a bit, but for the most part, there will be ups and downs. What matters most is what you make of it. 

WCM


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