I usually go on rides on my recumbent trike as I find that it is so much easier for me to ride it than to do most any other task in my life. It amazes me how I can ride that trike but can't walk about without a walker with a laser attached to keep me from freezing every couple of strides. Today as I was riding I noticed a man by the man of Leon in my local park. Now, I do not know Leon but I know it was Leon because he was talking to himself rather load and I was sure that he had either escaped from the funny farm or was a long lost relative of mine. This guy was talking to himself like you would not believe. People were taking big wide paths around Leon just in case he might bite them and give them rabies. I was fascinated and just had to see what this guy was talking to himself about cause it had to be really good.
As I got closer to Leon I realized that he was not crazy at all. I could hear him saying to himself that he was just in a slump right now but it was going to be alright. That he had lost his job, his home and his wife had left him and taken his kids but it was just a minor setback and it was all going to be alright. That all that he had lost was going to be replaced and his wife and kids were coming back and all those that had hurt him would be punished for their wrongdoing. Then, Leon started clapping his hands and yelling, running around just screaming that it was all going to be alright. This went on for over an hour.
See, Leon was encouraging HIMSELF. He was not dwelling on what bad things had happened in his life but the good things that were GOING to happen. You could tell by his talking to himself that Leon had been through some stuff but he was not going to let it pull him down. He was not going to let himself become depressed as easy as it would be but was breathing life back into a bad situation.
It just made me realize sitting there watching Leon that we can all sit here and say this PD has done so many negative things to us. Personally, I at 45 lost my job of 23 years, can no longer drive, may soon lose my home and have seen my income go from 80k a year to 18k. All the physical changes have been many and to numerous to write. And yet like Leon, I too feel encouraged for I see many others far worse. Many others homeless and with no income. Many with illnesses that will ravage the body and mind till nothing is left but a cancerous mass. But I say to you, no more negativity but only speak and think the positive. For negative attracts negative, and we need to only have positive in our lives. Speak life into your situation and be your own biggest motivator. For if you can't speak life and positivity into your situation, hasn't the enemy already won?