Today I sat at Starbucks for a few hours. I had time to kill. And while I sat there, drinking my cinnamon dolce-white chocolate mocha combination, I pondered the stresses of my life. First and foremost would be school. I'm transferring, and that my friends, is a pain in the ass. Then comes my super overprotective relationship with my mother- she's the overprotective one if you were wondering. Finally comes my semi-failed relationship with a friend, which shouldn't bother me- yet does. So I sit there, and being the dork that I am, I have a notebook with me. I take it out, pencil in hand- ready to bitch- and then, nothing. Literally, pencil poised, I begin to question the productivity of bitching about what sucks in my life. So I put pencil down, insert headphones, press play on the Klaxons, breathe- and start to list what I love about above mentioned stresses (of course after I picked up my pencil). I just started on this rampage of lists of positive aspects about everything. My mother, my school, my family members, my friends- hell, even me! And, I don't know what happened but something shifted inside of me where the stresses just dissipated. It was like lifting some sort of back-breaking contraption off of me. I actually sat back and started laughing, not unlike those crazy people that make you clutch your purses to your chests for dear life.
So the next time things start to fall apart- take your mind off of the details of the situation and start appreciating the beauty in the whole. Because what do problems create? They create solutions, and opportunities to grow. Try it, what's there to lose?
With that insightful thought, if I do say so myself :), I leave you with my love and my sincere wish that life unfolds for you, magically