Dirty politics, murder, gossip and drama are so easy to find. Just check the trending topics on your wall. I do it, I give in and get caught up in the downward spiral we’re caught in. It’s so easy, too easy. I am certain we are all in some way addicted to the macabre glow of violence and petty drama that’s shared time and time again. But, all too often we forget that things are good.
I love Kurt Vonnegut. And he has one of my favorite quotes about life and perspective:
“And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” -Kurt Vonnegut
I try so hard to notice when I am happy and it makes being happy so much easier and enjoyable! I look for good things to read that remind me that there are Dads out there trying to figure it out too.
I look at my son laughing and I watch my wife’s smile widen when Killian reaches for her.
I love that there are writers like “Quintessential Editor” who passionately write with the hopes of helping other writers get better at their craft!
I devour artists works like Zen Pencils who combine quotes and amazing Comic Strip style art that helps to push me forward when I am feeling a little run down.
Any quality work that reminds me that life is nice and that good people exist, I take it.
I try and think of all the possibility in life and where things can go, as opposed to where I am at when things seem tough. I always tell myself and anyone going through any kind of rough patch.
“There have been people in worse situations that have done far more with far less.”
Things are never going to be easy, that would take the purpose of life away. We are supposed to chase what we want. It’s going to be hard but it’s going to be worth it. I started typing “You’ve Got This” at the end of every post for two reason. To remind myself that I’ve got this, and hopefully to remind you that you do to.
You’ve Got This!