But where does that get us?
Nowhere, that’s where.
Or continually walking down a path always looking for something or someone to blame and never once looking closer to home.
But maybe we should.
Every day we always have a choice.
And those choices determine what happens in our lives. Some of it will be good and some of it will be not so good.
But, and here’s the crux of the matter, if the choice you made turns out to be not so good, then instead of looking for someone or something to blame we need to look at our actions. After all, weren’t we the one who made that particular choice?
We’ve all done it. It’s human nature. If something goes wrong it’s easier to blame circumstances or fate or luck, isn’t it?
I’ve spent a good part of my life blaming others for my ‘lot in life’ – unlucky, ugly, useless, worthless, etc. You name it, the list is pretty long.
But, over the last couple years, having been on this voyage of self-discovery I realised the ‘others’ involved may have caused an initial blip in my life (for want of a better expression), but I was then ultimately responsible for how I felt. After all, I was the one that chose to let their actions affect my life, I chose to believe I was worthless, I chose to believe that I deserved everything that was thrown at me, I chose to believe that I should be treated without respect.
“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it!”
I looked closely at my own actions and worked hard to improve and better myself in all areas of life and these days I wake up and choose to be positive.
Because I believe in myself now.
For sure, I may still get a few wobbles and panics occasionally but I stop, tell myself to stop being so silly and as a certain song goes, always look on the bright side.
I am alive.
I am allowed to have dreams.
I deserve to be here.
I deserve to have a life.
I am worthy of life.
I am worthy of respect.
I value and know my worth.
I choose life.