Today I am starting a new drive toward better physical and mental health. There is no significance to today. I simply made up my mind it is time to make some changes on my life, refocus on what is important and weed out things that have no meaning. In a sense this is a New Years resolution and I am just a little late getting started but then today is the start of a new year in itself.
This morning as I began my day, my thoughts were consumed by the terrible tragedy of yesterday. As one of the changes I plan on making in my life is to remain positive at all cost, I have tried to analyze this situation and look for some ray of hope or sunshine. After being bombarded all the way to work by radio discussions on the subject and seeing the headlines in the paper when I arrived here, I was unable to find that bright spot.
I then decided to see if there was a common thread in everyone’s feelings on the situation and found out that in fact there was. In this situation as in the happenings of 9/11 and any other violent horrific situation the reaction is always the same. First there is disbelief, followed by sorrow and then anger and hatred. So I guess the saying is correct “anger and violence breeds anger and violence”
I am not saying that we shouldn’t be angry when something like this happens but we shouldn’t let it consume us. I myself am more saddened than angry. I am sad that a human being took another human beings life. I am in disbelief that anyone could do that or be that angry or uncaring. At this moment there still aren’t any answers as to why he did it or what triggered it but to me that doesn’t matter.
So here is my goal for today. I will work on my mental state and try and improve it, I am going to somehow spread a little joy and happiness. I will focus on positive things and see if I can improve the attitude of those around me even if it is just a small amount. The changes I make today won’t be earth shattering but they will all be positive.
So lets move forward and focus on a bright future but remember in our hearts the sadness of yesterday. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.