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The Burden of Life Sometimes

April 18, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 79

I can only go by my own life's experience when talking about things. Well, I could research someone elses's life but then how true to form would that be? I will stick to what I know, then, and that is me and my life.

I have been pretty lucky, I would say, because I own a house, truck, and motorcycle, furniture, and stuff. You know, the typical things that any American would or could want to own. I have been working for years at paying for all that 'stuff'. I am down to three years of owing on the truck, one year on the motorcycle, and only 27 on my house. Wow, twenty-seven seems like a long time.

Anyway, I have been out of work for four and a half months but only worked for six weeks last year. You guessed it! I am in the lovely field of construction. It has been a rough couple of years, to say the least. Basically, I am tired and stressed as anyone would be.

I have decided, however, that life it too short for all that stress and fatigue, so I have determined it is time to take action to change my state of affairs. I know there are many people out there that can relate to what I am saying. Unfortunately, too many. It feels like the world is crashing but it really isn't. It feels like there is no hope, but there is. The hope is in the fact that all things change. Since that is a true statement, that all things change, then it stands to reason that even our state of affairs have to change.

Maybe the changes to come are not the desired changes but they are changes, nonetheless. Putting into motion some form of change on any level will help get the ball rolling. The main change has to come from the mind. I know that when I allow all this junk tear me up inside, I am virtually useless to achieving anything at all. So, the first step to change is to change the way we think. We need to stop with the what we don't have or what we are going to lose to being thankful for what we do have and what is to come. Some of the seemingly unwanted changes will end up being exactly what the doctor ordered.

Let me remind anyone reading this that just because I can reason through this thought process doesn't mean I have it down to a science. I can say that through these hard times, versus previous ones, I have not had the depression or sadness like I did before, which is a monumental achievement for me. I have made lists of the things I am grateful for and they have proven to benefit my attitude and my view upon the world and the people in it. It really is a life-saver in it's own right.

I am experiencing the possible loss of all the 'stuff' I have but I choose to think of it in terms of being a temporary setback. I have been on this edge for a very long time and I finally figured out that no matter what I might lose,...I AM STILL OK! Let me tell you, though, that it doesn't always feel like that. I have made improvement my goal instead of perfection. I have also learned a lot through these hard times and one thing is what I am made of. I have learned my strength at a deeper level. I have come to realize that I am more than the material things I own. Yet, I am still hoping I don't have to lose my stuff, you know. But, if I do,...then I do.

Another thing I started doing was looking for lectures (free ones) online that were made of inspirational content. I have spent a few weekends pouring that information into my head to help with my thinking changes that I was after. That was successful and helpful with my attitude. Then, I would get a little over confident and stop doing it and would fall back into the negativity. I would get sick of those feelings and jump back on the wagon of changing my bad thinking to good thinking. Hopefully, I won't have to do that too often. It's always more painful to keep going through the same thing instead of choosing the option of change.

The bottom line is that there are so many things to take us down the roads of feeling bad and being depressed. There are equally as many roads to thinking successfully. It's a choice.

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