It’s as if I can’t breath.
The world is silent.
Yet, my thoughts are so loud.
Pray that I get through this.
That tomorrow’s doors are open.
And I need not worry as I close today’s.
Grace me with the light to end the storm.
To trust in the optimism that is left.
Remind me, just as with higher highs;
There will always be lower lows.
It’s true what they say, you can lead a horse to water. But, what if the horse doesn’t want to be lead? What if the horse is just fine swatting the flies off its back while wading in the murky pond? Maybe that same horse doesn’t realize how refreshing the clean water would taste or just how good the warmth of the sun would feel. Maybe that horse is too afraid to leave the comfort that surrounds him. Leaving that muck would mean that it may not be there when he returns. But, what if that beautiful blue water ahead fulfills so much in him that he need not ever think of that swamp again?
As much as we would love to turn off certain people in our lives, we can’t. Those people will always be behind us, around us, in front of us, somewhere and anywhere but certainly not gone, even when they are. They live on in our thoughts, our memories and our actions.
Even when their existence feels like a murky swamp. Even when we wish to be nothing like them, we think of them. The best we can do is tread on. Move forward towards the bluest water we can find and don’t ever look back. At least, not with regret.
Fill your face with a smile that starts in your heart. Carry on through the mud, through the pain, through the sorrow. Hold your head up high. The people in your life that fill your head with pain and strife are only releasing their negativity onto you.
Counteract every negative thought with a positive one.