Always Thought I’d Be Rich

When I thought up this title and posted it, as I often do first when struggling for a topic, it dawned on me this could end up being another ‘woe is me’ diatribe about those things that are less than optimal in my life. I quickly determined though that self recrimination was not what I wanted, I yearned for positivity.  I want to be done with negative, I think it’s evil.

Maybe this is how evil works, destroying everything in its path.
– Dexter (or his writers)

I seem to be on a Dexter theme here lately but I’m finding that some of his quotes and perceptions (the writer’s) are echoing my thoughts.  Again, the fact he’s as disturbed as he is, and does what he does, goes against my grain, but his comments (in my mind) seem to be perceptive in some areas.  And I’ll apologize now if the quotes were stolen from other authors, they should be the ones to get the appropriate credit.  ‘Nuf said about Dexter.

I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions.  For the most part I think they are a waste of time, at least for the bulk of the population.  If you are a strong person with conviction and drive they may work for you, but for the rest of us I think they can be more a negative than a positive, particularly if we fail in achieving those goals we set out.  That’s why my only real goal, and one I try to follow always, is to just be honest.  Honest, and real.

This honesty applies not only to my actions but my thoughts.  I strive to enjoy my life fully, and once again become a positive person.  I say ‘once again’ because I believe that I have declined in that regard over the last number of years.  Whether that was due to work, personal issues, emotional problems (depression), or whatever, the result was I slid into an angered and negative space.

I am striving to change that.  In that process I must maintain my honesty in what I am, in what I think, and only by doing that can I escape.  I have to accept before I can change.

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
– Socrates

Bottom line I have to accept myself.  I don’t wish I was rich, I am rich.  Rich in health and the love around me.  Rich in the things that matter.


7 thoughts on “Always Thought I’d Be Rich

  1. I love this post. Honest and real are a very good place to start. I too am trying to be in a positive space as much as I can. It’s amazing how it changes a person’s day. It’s powerful. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    1. Thanks for your comments, they’re very positive 🙂
      The challenge, as I’m sure you’re aware, is remaining positive when so many around us are not. I hope my positivity can rub off on them, as opposed to their negativity affecting me. I do know though that at some point we have to distance ourselves from the negative influences around us.
      At any rate I appreciate your comments, truly.

  2. Yes, Wayne. That’s a good resolution. We are all rich, rich in God’s gifts that we mostly take for granted. I want to be more aware of these gifts that constantly surround us and to feel the gratitude.

      1. Sorry about that Dwayne. My brother-in-law’s name is Wayne and it just comes out sometimes. I’ve had a few bad days but feeling a bit better. And one of my closest friends died. I’m a little bummed out. I’ll be posting again soon, I’m sure. Thanks for asking.

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