I choose to be an optimist, to believe the best in people and to believe in honesty and accidents. I choose to see beauty around me.
Since 14 February I have been thinking about how everybody has react to the whole Oscar / Reeva shooting and how I feel about it. I am not saying I don’t believe he is guilty – he shot somebody, whether he intended it to be Reeva he shot that is a different story.
But, this post however is not about him. It is about me! It is about what I choose and how I choose to feel in situations like this. I don’t want to go around thinking the worst in everybody. I don’t want to see the doom and gloom in the world. I don’t want to think that there is only bad out there.
I want to see the beauty in a sunset or sun rise, I want to believe that people are inherently good. I want to enjoy my life and to enjoy the abundant kindness that surrounds me. I want to believe in luck and that hard work does pays off. I want to enjoy footprints in the sand, walks along the beach and kisses from family. Yes, I will be disappointed along the way, let down and called naïve. I don’t care. What other options are there, to live in a hole seeing only darkness, to be pessimistic and think that only bad is going to happen? Yes, I know bad does happen, and often, but so does good. I choose to see and focus on that even if at times it is very hard.
How do you choose to live your life?