Imagine a wonderful piece of chocolate. Imagine the pleasure of smelling it, touching it, feeling the slight melt on your fingers and finally tasting it.

Now imagine that same piece of chocolate with cow manure on it. Criminal! Horrid! Repulsive!

Every moment of our brief life is like that perfect piece of chocolate. It is a blessing, a gift, a bit of perfection BUT the moment we add drama we cover that moment with cow manure.

No matter what is going on in our life we color it with our drama. Is a rainy day dreary or nasty or ugly? No, it’s just precipitation. Is a runny nose and sneezing the worst way to spend the day? No, it’s just your body’s response to allergens. Is someone’s foul mood an indictment what’s wrong with the world? No, it’s just one person dealing poorly with their life.

Can we please start focusing on being strong? Can we please start lighting candles instead of cursing the darkness? Can we please begin to realize that what is going on inside of us is a heck of a lot more important than what’s going on outside of us? Can we please wake up to the fact that what’s going on inside of us is under our full and complete control?

No matter what it is, what you are going through does not have a requirement that you be serious or upset or angry. You and you alone choose your state of mind at all times under all conditions. There is no person or circumstance that can ever override your choice. Yes, you are that strong.

Another piece of chocolate is coming. Are you going to enjoy it or…?

(c)2015 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride

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