I’m feeling pretty good right now, the weather has been amazing, our lives are about to change again for the better, and lots of positive things are in motion with Protest. But you know I’m always expecting negativity and am always preparing for the worst.
A lot of people suffer from depression and don’t know how to handle it, this comes from always expecting the best and never getting it. I learned a long time ago that getting excited about something before it happens is just a set up to be let down so instead I always consider what the best result will be and what the worst result could be when I’m expecting something new and then prepare for either.
This was a tough month that just passed, and finished off a solid year of depression, frustration and anger inside of me. I vowed that I would be happier after that year was over and so far it seems like I am. So now it is time to stop hanging my head and get back to being the old me, the Hippie Mike that everyone grew to love over these so many years, the happy, smiling, joking around all the time, partying fun guy that I am inside. I didn’t make it this far in life without friends, and I am blessed to have sooooooo many people that I call friends. We have been through a lot of amazing times together.
I take this month’s quote from Bob Marley’s song Why Should I?
“The old world is ended, the new world has just begun, and all the people that live therein shall live on and on…”
This song is a great positive influence for anyone who needs a new positive uplook on life. You gotta just put everything behind you at a point sometimes and say, today we start over. It’s like when you’re skating and you’re trying a trick you know you could do but you’re having a mental block and just can’t commit to it. You gotta take a step back and say, okay forget all those tries and just pretend this is first try again, and do it. In the song, Bob speaks about getting what you want, and working to get what you want, and what you need. These are the things that will make you happy. Set goals for certain time periods that you aim to accomplish them by and go for it. Make a list of all the things you would really want that would make you happy and then cut that list down to the 3 most important ones and go get them, whatever it takes. Anyone who knows me knows I work hard at everything I do, and they also know that I know what I need to do throughout the entire year in order to get everything done properly and easy. But in the middle of all that there has to be something that I desire, something I need to happen that will keep me smiling, and out of everything awesome that happens through that entire year, that might be the only thing that really matters.
So ask yourself –
Why am I happy?
Why am I not happy?
Should I cry about it?
Or should I get up and change it?