So. Is this your life motto?
(read it again, and answer me this…)
When you fall, are you willing to get up again?

Because no matter who you are or what you do,
you. will. fall. (can’t get around it)

Then what?
How do you respond to
negativity, heartache, disappointment, loss?
Pain, sorrow, fear, anger?

Do you give up and give in?
Or do you dig deep and dig in?

You choose.
(I choose.)

Think through this with me, if you will.
Are you choosing to be…

Anxious or anticipating the good?
Bitter or better?
Condemning or compassionate?
Distant or deeply connected?
Enraged or empathetic?

Fragmented or family-oriented?
Grumpy or gracious?
Hollow or hallowed?
Indignant or inspired?
Jaded or joyful?

Keeping count of wrongs or kindhearted?
Lackadaisical or loving?
Militant or maleable?
Negligent or never giving up?
Objectionable or optimistic?
Petulant or patient?

Quitting or quick to humility?
Rude or respectful?
Sarcastic or sweet?
Terribly unforgiving or tender?
Uncaring or united?

Venomous or virtuous?
Willful or warm to what will help?
Yelling or yielding?
Zero effort or spending zillions of moments

truly seeking wisdom,
healthy thinking, and
wise behavior that builds, repairs, and creates.

As a writer, we can choose a good mix of the negative
to create an interesting character the reader will follow.

And as a writer, we can choose the fresh perspective
for ourselves.

* Thup