I remember when I used to consider myself an eternal optimist. For me, that meant that all of humanity was in concert to grant me the greatest good. I suppose I still believe that, except that now my greatest good sometimes come in the form of terrible heartbreak.
This blog has made my life such an open book. Many of my experiences in the past seven years have been shamelessly strewn across your computer screen. I have nothing to hide. I am human. I think my "About Me" section in the top right corner of the blog says it all:
In some philosophical traditions, a soul mate is someone that enters your life to teach a lesson. Thus, many people that have exited my life and most that are still in my life have contributed to my totality.
This is my outlet! I write about
things I love,
things I hate,
things that hurt me,
things that go bump in the night,
things that disturb me,
things that are uplifting,
things that are on my mind,
things that are spiritual,
things that make me... utterly HUMAN!
So the idea that "the entire universe is in concert for my greatest good" is still true. People who have hurt me are a part of teaching me to be the best me I can be. I'm thinking that the noun, OPTIMIST, still applies to me.
My world... the universe... is such an abundant place. Though I have crossed paths with some "not-so-good" people, I have a perfect understanding that they too are children of the MOST HIGH. I have great compassion on people in the past who have hurt me because I know that they were hurting also. It's almost easier to forgive those that I don't associate with anymore because I no longer have to deal with them on the daily. Whereas, people that I see day in and day out don't get that free pass to FORGIVENESS.
|This is soooo 6 years ago! LOL... wish I was that lean again... but the noun that represents me is still "eternal optimist".|
I can't say that in all situations I'm an optimist. What is probably more accurate is that majority of the time I'll select an optimistic outlook. So PMS time for me is likely to be 'gloom & doom', 'the sky is falling', but any other time optimism reigns. Yes. That would be an accurate assessment.