Negative Nancy, broken record, irritating, dramatic, etc.
These are only a few things that I'm sure people have been calling me lately and I'm fairly certain the list isn't long enough. I haven't been taking my own advice or spreading positivity lately. A few weeks ago I said I was going to start dancing in the rain instead of drowning in my sorrows....well, instead of dancing, I grew some weeds.
I've been using stress as an excuse for my behavior and today, I've pretty much had enough. I kept telling myself that it's other people who are being difficult and I think that I've come to the conclusion that maybe I'm the jerk. No one else has changed or have been doing/saying things that aren't part of the norm- I'm just not letting go, and letting the weeds of negativity, anger and frustration take a hold of my life.
Today's quote is pretty fitting to my epiphany, "But a weed is simply a plant that wants to grow where people want something else. In blaming nature, people mistake the culprit. Weeds are people's idea, not nature's. ~Author Unknown"
Frustrations, stressors, and pessimism are all apart of life (I'm sure the word, "DUH" has popped into your brain) and they are always going to be there. They aren't weeds, they are ideas. By not focusing on gratitude, blessings and positivity- I've been nurturing the wrong seeds.
Life happens, there will always be flowers and weeds no matter what we do. With the right kind of nurturing and hard work- maybe my outlook could be a little brighter and more colorful.