01/11/2017

So, my favorite movie is called Eagle vs. Shark. And in this movie there is a moment where a man in his 60s says his life is a “complete disaster. The main character responds with:

“Life is full of hard bits, but in between the hard bits there are some really lovely bits.”

So, continuing on with what I did yesterday to help me get through the hard bit I’m having.

  1. I’m grateful for crying. Which may seem odd, but I was writing a story awhile ago where some of the characters couldn’t cry and it felt similar to dry heaving when they tried. I am glad I can cry.
  2. I’m grateful for diet soda. Say what you will about the ingredients, but I am going to die anyways at some point and I would regret not drinking soda.
  3. I’m grateful for hair being so soft. Because it feels cool and good against my face right now. 

As silly as these things may seem, it does make you feel better to sit and brainstorm things you’re grateful for.

For the one positive thing in the last 24 hours, I keep thinking about when a person earlier, unbeknownst to them, pointed out a moment where I could have been nicer and less judgmental. This person didn’t really say anything, but more responded with the kindness I should have when I relayed a situation to them.

It wasn’t until later tonight that I realized my error and felt really bad about it. But the reason it was the thing I couldn’t get out of my mind as my positive moment is that I now have the opportunity to be kind the next time I see this person and to change a little. That’s positive, because it means growth can happen and it’s something I have prayed for. I have prayed on many occasions to be humbled and shown what more I can do. I have prayed many times to be humbled and to be shown what more I can do. 

I’m just trying my best over here and writing this helps. 

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