“Every breath is an opportunity to receive and let go. I receive love and I let go of pain”.
“If we do not find anything pleasant, at least we shall find something new”.
“This isn’t just ‘another day, another dollar’. It’s more like ‘another day, another miracle’.”
I have always felt a little sorry for people that can’t let anything go. With each new slight or hurt, real or imagined, they add links to the chains which they carry around like Marley’s ghost in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. Admittedly I sometimes brood or obsess about things but rarely do I do it more than a day. There is certainly nothing I have carried around my entire life. Who hasn’t been slighted? Who hasn’t been hurt? Who hasn’t had their heart broken? Life hurts sometimes but let it go and move on. Sometimes the best things in our lives are the end result of an experience that may have been painful for us. Despite the pain we sometimes feel from life, if you can’t find anything pleasant, you aren’t looking hard enough or close enough. This gets back to something I wrote previously about paying attention and noticing things. You tend to see whatever you are looking for. If you are constantly looking for the ways that people disappoint you, you will find lots of ways that people disappoint you. If you are looking for the ways that people are good, you will see the good in people. Most of us can list reasons our families drive us crazy but in the end no one will be there for you like your family. Don’t focus on the pain of life. We all feel it. Focus on what is good and be grateful for it.