Day 3: The Ups and Downs in Life

I have to say, I have endured what I feel to be “more than my share” of downs. Fortunately, the Ups that I have been lucky enough to experience somehow balance out this wacky world of my life. One way I have been able to drag myself through everything was by one of my motto’s, “I live by my blood type —B-Positive”. I do my best to be optimistic and remain focused on ups rather than downs. As far as I know tomorrow will always come so it does no good to dwell on something that can postulate doubt and unhappiness. My point of view on life is that it only exists for me. I am not saying that to be modest, I am saying it is my life so I am going to live it. What is this world if not a part of my life? How could I know it even existed if it was not meant for me to know? Some would say faith, others would say science. I say it needs no explanation.

When the world gets you down there is only one person that can change it. YOU. It is your life. Live it. Your world couldn’t exist without you in it. When you leave this world for whatever spiritual journey (if any) that you believe in, others do not continue to live in your world. They continue to live in their own worlds. It takes a real person to stand up to their world and take it for themselves. I feel the images of how we should live our lives created for us by society and our ancestors is unfathomable. I believe the real method to freedom and happiness is to live life as you wish to live it as long as it does not interfere with another’s happiness. The downs in life are those moments when you feel that the whole world is against you. No one supports you. You want to crawl into some hole in the ground and wait just to see if someone cares enough to check if you are comfortable in your hole. What I can say about that is while you are in your hole, how can someone care if they do not know you were in this hole? What I mean is you will never know if someone cares if you do not trust them with knowing what has got you down. Even if they do not have the answers to your situation, just having someone to share your experience with is what keeps you “up”. Another of my mottoes stemmed from a mantra we had when I was in high school JROTC. “Teamwork is the Key to Success”. to that added: “Communication is the Key to Teamwork”. Without communicating it is hard for others to know that there is something wrong in the first place (we all haven’t developed telepathy yet). Therefore while you are in that hole with your life of Downs, think about all the people who you could make your day with a simple hello. The random smile. These people we call our Friends. They exist for you.

I have to say that no matter what downs there are in life there is one MAJOR up. It is the bonds you share with other people. When you meet someone who can impact you in ways that are indescribable, you know that the bond that you have created is something of the gods. I am a very lucky person to have so many wonderful people in my life. I used to be a very secluded person with little care for the world around me. That person is no longer a part of me. My Up in life is my friends. My heart and soul goes into developing the strongest bonds that I can with people. I am so happy that I could have found the people who I have in my life. Although many of those people will be moving on with their lives in new places I know that the impact they have had in me will last my entire lifetime. One of my favorite quotes is ““A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same” by Elbert Hubbard. It takes true friendship for a person to find themselves. How can you know who you truly are without the help of friends? True friendship shows all the strengths and weaknesses of a person. True friendship is not just being there for someone in their down moments though. It is also supporting friends through there happy times. Being grateful that there is success in their life.  I firmly believe that without friends there is only fear. With only fear there is no hope Therefore to have friends is to have hope. To have hope is to have love. Without love you cannot have friends so having friends is to have love. I am blessed to feel loved. Thank you my friends. Only 22 years into this lifetime and I feel that I have learned so much from you. I love you all.

~ by Charbie on October 21, 2012.

One Response to “Day 3: The Ups and Downs in Life”

  1. […] But learn from things that bring you down and trust that you will find a new path. As I stated in Day 3: Life’s Ups and Downs, my “up” is the bond I have with my friends. If I didn’t have trust for them I […]

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