Every day, we are presented with two options:
- We could see the world through the lens of our challenges . . . or
- We could move through the day with an illuminated, energized spirit.
Option 1, of course, happens to be the simpler path. Instinct tells us to complain about that which we don’t want to do. Pattern sinks us into this habitual behavior. Routine distracts us from recognizing the burdensome choice we have made.
To be honest, it’s much easier to stop at the first paragraph, at the word ‘burden,’ than it is to search for the ‘light.’
Yet, we must never forget
the light is there. It’s always there. No matter our struggles, no matter our challenges, no matter how dark the page or what news we wake up to on national TV, the world is filled with such light!
And by choosing to live our lives on an illuminated path, we might just shine some light on the friends and strangers around us.
Who knew blackout poetry could be so bright?!
© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.