Today I choose to be positive and constructive.
What does that mean?
It means I am going to adopt and hang on to a beach mentality for as long as I can. Every day at the beach I pack up my things and go and find a treasured spot on the beach. Sometimes my friends are there first and sometimes I get there first. But we stake out our spot in the warm and welcoming sand and the day evolves. We talk about nothing in particular, we read for awhile, we test out the ocean and it's daily currents and temperatures and then we decide it's time to eat.
The whole wonderful routine rolls along all on its own.
Then we leave the beach for the night and the ocean does what it does best and cleans it up for the next day.
Life is going to happen and I can be hopeful or I can stir up stress within myself because I don't know what's going to happen or what has already happened is something I didn't want. I can confront the daily waves of life head on (OUCH!) or I can learn to navigate and ride them safely to shore so that I can then play in the sand and maybe gain a new perspective.
Each day, every one of us has the opportunity and the power to follow a hopeful path or give in to the stress and drama around us.