Good morning CAMPBELLSWORLD VISITORS!!!
I hope this early morning finds you doing super awesome. If it does not, then I want you to stop, think about why not, ask yourself what you can do to make it better, then do that thing.
If, your answer happens to be that you can do nothing, then I’m here to tell you, there’s still something you can do, and in fact that is the whole reason for this post.
As many of you know, I’ve struggled for years now, over mistakes I made nearly five years back. Tha, ladies and gents, is a sad thing.
It is sad, that for nearly five years now, I’ve been walking round in my head, beating myself up every-day for things I can do nothing about.
Things happen. We all make mistakes. Sometimes, those mistakes are really bad ones.
Sometimes, the mistakes we make mess things up for other people, but once you’ve realized them, done your best to make them right, wallowing round in self loathing, wasting time feeling guilty for things once done, that cannot be undone is not doing anyone any good.
Something you should know, most times, it takes two to create a problem, and when two have created a problem, if those same two cannot come together and somehow make things right, there’s simply nothing for you, one of the two, to do but pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and move on down the trail.
What I have learned from this long drawn out experience has been so valuable that I no longer feel it was all horrible, and in fact now I realize that I could have never gotten to this wonderful point in my life without it.
I have learned things about my mental illness I never knew before. I now know things about myself, that will keep me from making such mistakes as I have made in the future. I can now recognize trigger warnings I never even knew existed before, and stop things from happening long before they do.
It’s kind of like when weathermen learned how to forecast hurricanes from afar. Now, folks have plenty of time, if they choose to heed the warnings, to get the heck out of the way.
That’s the trick though, choosing to heed those warnings.
So, today stop, and think, and if there is really nothing to do for what has been, then look deep within, see what good came from the experience, give thanks for that, and use it to help yourself and others.
I do not know what tomorrow holds, yesterday is gone, and right here and now, is all there is.
For now, I am safe, sheltered, clothed and fed. For now, I have a wonderful cup of coffee beside me, a beautifully handsome loving dog close to hand, and for now, all is right in my world.
I am making plans for the future, and I have hope. That, is all any of us could possibly want.
What inspired this post? Well, I read an email someone wrote, and they sounded so much like the way I used to sound, so lost in their misery that I thought, “Gods, what time they’re wasting on that.” Then, I laughed, and wondered how many people had that same thought about me.
Well, folks until next time, be good to yourself, keep it middle of the road, realize that sometimes once you’ve done all you can do, and the other still refuses that’s all there is, and move on down the trail.
This is, Patty and King Campbell A.K.A Bubba saying…
May harmony find you, and blessid be.