What do you have FULL control over?
This has not come up often for me but after putting thought into it, I've come up with my own conclusion.
We have no control over what happens in space, correct? If a LARGE enough asteroid comes barreling along or the Sun implodes/explodes, there's not a lot we can do besides whip our phones out to record it; a supernova, black hole, aliens, solar flares etc.
We have no control over what the Earth will do either (for the most part [that we know of - I'll work on a conspiracy theory post eventually]) as it cares not when a tornado, tsunami or earthquake occurs; a prime example is the Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii.
Now, you'd think (or at least I did) that we'd have control over our own bodies, right?
Sorta right, sorta wrong.
There is a LOT that we can't control, isn't there? Our heart beating, stomach digesting, intestines making poop, blood flowing, brain activity, sensory receptors and the list goes on.
To a certain degree, we do have some control; we can move our limbs, our depth of breath, we can choose to blink.
So what do we have FULL control over?
How we choose to feel; our attitude.
Yea, I know, sometimes its harder than others, but hear me out and if you're brave enough, try it out.
Think about it, you always hear someone say, "There's always a silver lining" or "Look at the bright side" but do we ever give that some thought?
This attitude can apply to the smallest situations and to the biggest ones in our lives, here are two examples of applying this attitude from my own life:
With classes on Monday evenings (6:30 PM to 9:30 PM), Friday mornings (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM) and Saturday mornings (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM), getting to class takes one hour of travel time both ways. These courses are heavily loaded with information.
My first thought was, and one could continue to think, "Man, this is going to suck.";
My perspective could choose to look at it as two hours to think about everything, jam out to music or just time to relax.
The course material is heavy loaded, yes, but it's also very intriguing.
My Dad died on March 21st, 2016.
There will be no possibility of tying up loose ends, no questions can be asked and no relationships mended; this is true. Yea, it sucks and there's no expectations of myself or you to instantaneously change the feelings when some rough times come up. What we can do is recognize those feelings and do our best to choose them.
Some days are rough and on those days I could choose to isolate myself, shun the world and cry (which has happened, don't get me wrong);
Choosing to never experience these feelings of missed opportunities can be done by taking action. I can reach out and say "I LOVE YOU" to all the people that are loved while the chance is here.
I can take action TODAY so that the deeply engraved feelings of eternal loss will never be felt in the future.
So what can you do?
Stop reading this, switch to your messenger app and say, "I love you" to someone you haven't in a while.
Tell them why.
Because the worst thing that could happen is never having the opportunity to do it again.
#BTW #BirdsTheWord #ILoveYou