The rain and clouds will be around all week. But my mood is not a reflection of the weather, for once. I can clearly see the light of each day in my heart. It’s a beautiful feeling to know that I can decide how I will feel for the day. Sure, there can be moments to each day that disrupts the flow of how I feel, but I have tried to make that time a minimum. I try not to say that if the day begins awful, it ultimately will continue to be an off day. I have learned that this type of thinking can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Therefore, I take each moment for what is, and go from that moment forward. I readjust my thinking pattern and realize that I have to see the best of each moment, or the ability of a change in the next moments to come.
That doesn’t mean that I am unrealistic and don’t understand that sadness, anger, irritability, frustration, and all those pent-up feelings cannot arrive. Because, yes they do! I just try to keep my focus on turning the situation into a positive. Sometimes this is impossible for me and yes, I have to concede with the knowledge that things will turn around in the near future. Maybe the times like these are when taking a nap is a good idea, talking to a friend, writing in my journal, calling my therapist, and just plain trying to change my perspective is my focus. It may just take a little more determined energy. But that doesn’t mean that I will get stuck there because I know now that life is dynamic and change is inevitable. The rainbow WILL come after the storm. I just need to stay focused on the renewing energy of the rain.