I recently told a friend of mind that being positive is a choice.
This declaration came after he spent three hours ranting about the terrible things that make up this world. He highlighted the many things there are to fear, and mistakes people in power make.
I used to spent my time and energy thinking about what was wrong, rather than appreciating goodness, love, and beauty in the world. Since shifting my focus, I’ve noticed hearts appearing everywhere.
I find heart shaped rocks on the beach, and pick them up. I have a nice collection going.
I take pictures of heart shaped puddles left after the rain,)
…and heart shaped knots in wood.
Every time I see a heart, I smile
I’m smiling a lot these days.
I compared my friend, who was choosing to be negative, to Darth Vader. Then, I suggested he search for his inner Luke Skywalker. Love is inside us all. Realize that, and you will see it everywhere.