I often tell people to have great day, or post about the wonderful parts of life. Those exist each and every moment of each and every day, if we see them. But, there are times of sadness for all of us that make comments like that seem unfeeling. The audacity of someone saying that when you are sitting at your computer with tears streaming down your cheeks because your best friend has moved, you’re missing a pet that has passed on, or you have found out that the love of your life is another big rat fink! How dare you tell me that life is great.
Well, life IS great. It is because of those darker dimmer times that we are able to recognize the light when it comes our way. We rejoice as we see ourselves getting closer to the light. There are going to be times, many times, in our lives that we experience the pain of loss. It is how we work through that pain that will get us back into the light.
I have been going through some extremely exciting times but those have also been sprinkled with sets of problems. I was about ready to launch out on a new children’s book when the illustrator had some other issues come up that made her unable to continue our series.
That required me to readjust my thinking. I sent my intent to find a quality artist out into the universe. I developed what I thought was a sound idea and ran it by a couple of friends. Before I even suggested my solution, after stating the problem, one friend suggested exactly what I had been thinking. I knew I was on the right track. It had taken me some time to process the down turn. It had taken time to locate the friends who I could turn to for advice. It had taken time for the connections to be made in lots of areas. The good news was that I took action on the plan to find a new artist by going to area high schools and seeking young talent to give them an opportunity to showcase their work. It was when I took the focus off of my needs and turned them to a way that I could help others that the solution presented itself.
Just as I had friends I could turn to for support, I hope that I am the friend who is turned to when others need support. When we communicate openly and encourage others to communicate openly with us, we open up the gates of opportunity for us all. So, when I tell you to have a great day. Take that to heart. Have a great day, regardless of the circumstances. Make it the best day you can. That may involve tears, that may involve throwing things at the rat bastard, and that may just involve sitting with a cup of coffee, looking out the window, and thanking the powers that be for another day.
Something To Ponder