Recently, it was pointed out to me that I am a positive energy. I had not thought of myself in those terms exactly, but would most definitely have to agree. Life has dealt me a crooked set of cards so to speak. Maybe if I were a card player I would say "Life has dealt me a bad hand". There are so many clever analogies I could use here. Life has given me a bowl of lemons.
In all reality, at least in my view I have been blessed a thousandfold in may ways. The trying times have made me stronger, wiser and have given me a stronger voice. I am a force to be reckoned with. I do not mean I am scary, I do not stalk people, I do not anger easily. However, I am Irish, German and Dutch...so, anger can spring up at times. Slow to anger, quick to forgive. Forgiveness is earned in a way but also can be given just because you know you need to. So, quick to forgive in many cases.
Blessings come in many packages including ones in disguise. It's all in how you view things. Many people that suffer from depression do not know how to "deal" or view things in a positive light and need to be taught this philosophy if you will, if possible. This is where I can honestly admit I loose my patience. I have an abundance of patience and have tried to share my insight with others and do so willingly and patiently. Then, there comes a point when I can not get through. Some people can not easily learn this attitude, to some it just comes natural. I am a natural.
So, you ask what have my obstacles been? I will not go into detail too many decades back but I will share a bit of a background story with you. Both of my parents were alcoholics, both were abusive in their own way. Both of them used myself and my sibling as weapons during the marriage, during the divorce and after the divorce.
My mother passed away when I was sixteen years old unexpectedly.
I am going to end that portion of the story right there. Possibly, after we get to know each other a bit more I will share more with you. For now, this gives you an idea where I started and an understanding that against all odds, I am a firm believer in positive thinking, positive influences, karma, faith, sharing all that you have knowing full well you will receive an abundance of what you need when you need it.
I believe that you should expect certain things. Love, respect, honor and commitment go hand in hand. This to some may seem like an antiquated notion to be swept aside. In a way, it is. I love antiquated notions. Honoring thyself should never be forgotten amongst all of this.
So, what do you do with a bowl full of lemons?
You make lemonade and sit by the river with your best friend.
What do you do with that bad hand dealt to you?
Throw a card back and keep playing.
Forever hoping you and yours have a blessed day.