Living life always waiting for the next shoe to drop is likely the reason why I was motivated to become a journalist at a young age. That intuitive conspiracy theorist within me is always at work, wondering what is "really" going on. When that gut feeling hits me, I'm usually right. Lately, I've been fighting, and believe I might have won, the battle against defeatism.
Whatever Will Be Will Be
With so many things converging on us at once, who has time to contemplate the absolute worse case scenario in the middle of it all, especially in the moment of sheer joy. We have to learn to accept joy with grace, embrace it with a bear hug and nestle in it while it is there for us. What happens next is not ours to predict, or worry over, because whatever will be will be.
Minding the Moment
My family has experienced some unexpected losses this year. This reminded me of how important it is to cherish moments of laughter, joy and togetherness while we can. When my youngest uncle died tragically several weeks ago, I looked through our text messages, and realized that he was an in the moment man, no matter the circumstance. He was a truly joyful and positive person, and I loved him. As I look into my deepest friendships, I feel that we forgot those sacred moments of joy, which bonded us, kept us true, and united us for our eternity.
Live, Love and Let Love In
One of the things we learn in our altristic life is the art of letting go, letting love chart its course, and it really is because whatever will be will be. Letting love and joy in, especially in the moment, makes for an uncomplicated happy, which is the best kind there is.
"And so it goes.."- Linda Ellerbee