“If nothing else existed in the world but yourself; the faults in your choices would still belong only to you.”(Ethel Hayes DeGroodt)
Sometimes, we run into situations good and bad that we attempt to attribute to others. We give credit to someone else for inspiring us along the way. We blame another for our place in life. And still yet, we believe that without someone we wouldn’t be where we are today.
While all situations can and do happen every day, at the end of the day it was within our minds that we choose to accept the advice, situation or inspiration of another. There is never a moment that another controls our mind to the extent that we have not first had a thought of our own.
Even in the darkest of days and the worst of situations, we have had our own thoughts. We may not have expressed them for fear, anxiety or other unknown reasons, but we have had the thoughts. Sometimes, it is only our thoughts that see us through any situation, that guide us to better places. It is our thoughts that drive our being each and every day. If we wish to remain positive beyond all circumstances, then we place in our thoughts the very idea that we are better than anything that may hit us today. Each and every day, we commit to ourselves once again. There is no time or place that we cannot see ourselves through, it is within us to become, experience and live all that we choose.
Take your opportunity as I have mine and run through the pouring rain. Harness you power within to guide you to where you want to be. If those who love you most want to follow or walk beside you, then welcome them but if they choose to lag behind then that is truly where they belong. You will ultimately feel the need to jump and shout to the heavens above that you have arrived, that you are here. For even in the moment, we can share in the joy of knowing that without ourselves, nothing would be possible.