Rise and Shine

Every morning I get up with a smile… and then people happen. I fret not upon the day as it stretches itself; I fret and frown upon some annoying, irritating people that I meet.

People whom I meet outside, are strangers and what they say or how they say don’t bother me much.

But what to do, if an extended family member tries to find fault in my actionas; or tries to tell me that I’m not (good) enough; or lets me down by throwing sarcastic remarks at me.

I’m a positive person but I cannot stop myself from fretting and frowning on these occasions. The problem is, by doing so I hurt myself and also those who care for me.

People say, “You should not hurt yourself like this. Don’t pay any attention.”

It sounds easy, but it is not.

I’ve realized that no matter how broken or hurt you are by the actions or words thrown by some (negative) people, in the end you have to pull yourself out of that misery pool. You can stay there, and it’s ok for you to stay there but don’t make that forever. You should know when the time’s up and pull yourself out of it. It’s difficult but it can be done. Try to find a way to get yourself back on the life’s saddle and ride it like a rider. Don’t make yourself suffer because of someone else. Your greatest responsibility is towards yourself and not the others who put you down in any way possible.

Whenever I find myself caught in the misery pool, I shift my focus on my priorities. I keep saying to myself, “Unimportant people and their talks don’t matter. They are not important. I’ve better things to work on.”

Priority is very important in life; because at times like these, it helps you to know where you need to focus your energy on.

So rise and shine for the day is strong, but armour yourself well because you’ll find things and people who’ll try to wear you down and take that shine away from you. In the end, the shine fades away but one should have the courage to polish it again and again and again.

Inspired by daily prompt: Fret