After endings, come beginnings. Summer begins in 4 days. Heat already arrived. Winding down to finish off then gearing up to a new beginning. I used to be afraid of endings. I was afraid to let go of what I knew. I was convinced that what was in the dark was even worse than what I endured. Then I walked into the dark and discovered a peacefulness I didn’t know existed. The further I walked away from my distorted past the more lovely my surroundings became. Then I discovered the glowing light came from myself when I allowed myself to be the woman I always wished I was. In the endings come new beginnings, fearing endings stopped me from finding those beginnings.
I can’t change my past….I can’t control my present…..I don’t know my future but my attitude is 100% mine. My body may collapse but my sense of humor is always available. My world may tilt and whirl however, I always loved a roller coaster. My past still haunts me in the night but each day I wake up to creating a new future. My counselor once suggested that I lose my “do or die attitude” because I was too hard on myself. I looked at him solemnly, “I would have died without it.” He thought for a minute then agreed in my situation, my attitude kept me alive. For me, attitude is everything.