I love that song!
When all else fails, attitude IS everything.
Rock Bottom ain’t no place to be.
“When the sky is the limit up on easy street,
ROCK BOTTOM AIN’T NO PLACE TO BE!!!”
There are days when at every turn of the bend we can feel thwarted.
It can feel like the universe has entered a conspiracy to land us flat on our face or heavily on our butts.
It is not bad karma catching up with us
. It is not a kid or your four-legged or spouse or your boss:
out to get YOU
treat you badly or make you feel like crap or angry
with his/her antics of silliness or rudeness or meanness,
or someone peeing in your Wheaties
to ruin your mood, your day or YOUR LIFE.
And no, in the next life we will not be assigned to turn the hand crank on the Queen Many to atone for past mistakes.
It is during those times that the pain overrides those “Oprah and Depock” moments of Meditation as you just cannot catch your breath nor seem to visualize the 19″ hot sword being manifested or meditated from your back or body through all that you teach and believe. Hello? You are doing all that you can to breathe and crawl to a safe surface!
Hang in there, This too shall pass.
Keep your head up. Remember when laying on your back, between breathes the view can be spectacular (or you will find some dust bunnies that you have not seen before). Sometimes you just have to given in to it; there is a difference between giving into the pain and giving up….
YOU cannot control the actions, words or deeds of others,
Rock Bottom ain’t no place to be! Find yourself a great movie, catch up on some reading if you can focus, get ahead of the pain train and sleep .
Word of advise: be careful when trying to have conversaions or texting when on high powered drugs or in high pain… the person on the other end may have no earthly idea what you are talking about which will generate phone calls to inquire if you are drunk or having a stroke!
Forgive and forget YOURSELF and others… Humans do human things… SH** happens as they say in the real world… STAND UP and get over it, live a life you can be proud of … If you are a “fake human” you will do things like kick a turtle over on its back just to watch it struggle, you will play the comparison game on “oh you have that injury or illness? How odd is that, so do I? You have a headache? well I have had three brain tumors…” YOu know the ones… You may have seen their children on the beach throwing rocks at seagulls with them laughing at the cuteness of it all.
Ever find yourself stuck in a moment like that.
Take heart, shake it off.
Keep some perspective, OK it may take a lot of perspective! Take some time, ok it may take more time than you want to give it. count sheep… pick out the black ones and name them.
Step back and know that as awful as it feels, many do have the capacity to change the moment and just as many do not. Some when not feeling well want to snuggle under a warm blanket and hear not a sound,not a wimper, even if its their own.Others measure love by how many contact them during a particularly rough, difficult time. EAch as unique as their tongue print, all unique in their ways of being,, doing, coping, fighting and resting.
Or, we might choose to just ride it out. BUT know, in the riding of “it” we may run over someone or some things that we later regret… we may get ourselves so worked up along the ride that later we misconstrue why in the world we took the ride in the first place ~ Damn those choices sometimes!
Let the chips fall.
Honor YOUR resiliency.
In the light of tomorrow the sun will return. I hope we are here to see it, and that those we love are as well.
Even when our worst fear comes to pass, it comes, it eventually passes.
Keep in mind that we are not addressing every instance in life, just the constellations of cluster troubles.
You know, those Murphy’s Law days that slap us silly.
When all that can go wrong, does?
Just let it play out. It will play itself out one way or the other!
Tomorrow when this brief or seemingly far too long a crises passes you will be able to look back and laugh at the entire exercise in futility that grappling with that moment in time was.
What has folks all “jacked up” today will not be remembered or even thought of by anyone a few hours later… so why get your butter in a flutter? I’m thinkin…
Feelin me here?
As catastrophic as the moment seemed, as promised, it passed. Let the laughter begin.
I mean really really laugh! If you allow and choose to let the “rock bottom” moment take over those great and wonderful experiences… well “Shame on YOU” what a stupid choice you will be making!
Most of the time, I can just step back and just let the proverbial hand cart carry it south, much further south than Florida.
Grab a seat on the roller-coaster that we call life and hang on. These small setbacks are just that; small setbacks.
Did I mention that I can’t stand rollercoasters??? So rather than the rollercoaster … for me I just stay in my “no pressure zone” works great for me!
At the “end of your rope”?
Tie a knot and hang on tight.
I can say with absolute certainty that this is just one more opportunity to climb back to the top. Try to take the time to notice all the lovely and interesting things on your way to the top, meet new folks…. you might need them next time the fall starts ~
We have all “been there and done that”. Doubt that makes anyone feel any better if going through it tho’ but maybe.
Stay focused on the good stuff.And my friends there is some absolutely “sick” and “wicked stuff” to focus on!
Give no power to the everyday junk when it is scattered in your path. See it for what it is and move on.
It’s all about attitude!
Attitude is everything. Live BIG! Practice positive thinking. Just go on and slap yourself silly when a less than positive thought enters your head!
Pinch yourself til you bruise if you even utter a negative word out loud ~
You are worth it and those that love you will be healthier and happier because of it.
CRAWL, kick your feet, If it’s not too painful), STAND UP, STOMP, run into this weekend with hope; with gratitude and gladness…. when you find your butt on the ground and feeling out of sorts… be sure and notice the wonderment from that angle before you attempt to STAND UP! Amazing sights to see while you are down there, but that concrete is hard baby, real hard…. Maybe I’ll just enjoy the view a bit longer with the babies on their level a while, then be ready to STAND. Heaven knows I can still embrace life with all its idiosyncrasies, all its moods, colors, thunder/lightning and rainbows ~
What’s new with you today? Of course we all want to know….
Walk in beauty,
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