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Philosophical mind set

Mar 23, 2015 6:30 PM

I was not having a good weekend and life was just starting to get me down. Last night I picked up the tablet and went to stumble upon, this was what the very first stumble came up with. I thought about it until I finally fell aslep. Thought I would share it with others that might need it as well.


Be soft.
Do not let the world make you hard.
Do not let the pain make you hate.
Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.
Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.

Mar 23, 2015 6:43 PM

Western Canadian Thanks it was needed.

Mar 23, 2015 7:11 PM

WesternCanadian, I love poetry. Thanks for the share!

Mar 23, 2015 7:51 PM

Beautiful writing, do you write often? You have talent in the way you paint pictures with your words.

Mar 23, 2015 8:03 PM

WesternCanadian- Thank you so much for sharing this, it's beautiful and sometimes we forget when we are in pain.

Mar 23, 2015 8:09 PM

Needed that thanks

Mar 24, 2015 5:46 AM

Mindset is sooooo soooooo important! I made a rule long ago during one of many of my own self pity parties and dark moments. I liked...and still do...quotes or writing, wrote a lot of dark poetry, during these times.

BUT it would make me more dark overall. So for anything negative i must have a positive. If i go to pinterest or whatever and pin a bunch of depressing quotes then I force myself to search "inspirational" & pin just as many as those.

It helps tremendously!

Mar 24, 2015 8:41 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind words, I believe that a person needs to be in a positive mind set. It is very easy to feel sorry for ourselves and some days we have that right. When I feel like that I always tell myself there is somebody out there that is worse off than myself.

I scroll through the forums and using the 9-10 rule they are mostly about how poor we feel, we just want to vent, for someone else to feel our pain as well.

I heard this story a while back.

A man was giving a motivational speach, he started off with a very funny joke. The crowd roared with laughter. When the laughter died he told the same joke, only about half the audience laughed. Again once the laughter died he told the same joke, this time no one laughed, after a brief silence he asked this question.

Why is it we can cry over the same story for years but we can't keep on laughing over the same story?

My wife said to me the other day "how come you don't smile anymore". My first thought was that it hurts too much, after reading that poem and thinking of the story I am going to set a daily "happy hour".

Mar 24, 2015 11:32 AM

Westerncanadian, that was awesome and absolutely beautiful. I wrote it down, hung it on the wall next to me and will read it often. Thanks for the boost. By the way, y'all, the sun is shining, the sky is blue, Spring is here and life springs anew. We are ALL stronger than we think we are and we do take the pain because the alternative is unacceptable. Having our community makes us even stronger because we are here together and have so much support. I hope you all have a blessed and peaceful day with less pain.

Mar 24, 2015 12:25 PM

Therapistunveiled & WesternCanadian, I agree with you both on keeping positive, even in the midst of pain or trouble. For every negative I must find a positive. I've have a few family members who love to dwell on the negative. And being around them too long at the time sucks the "happy" right out of me. Its not that they have a reason to complain, they're healthy but love complaining. I like to live with "the glass half full" idea. Bless you both for being an inspiration to me, to us all! 🙏🌼

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