In the large scope of life, I am, overall, a positive person.
When things are bad, I tend to think they will get better.
When things are good, I drink it in and savor the flavor.
In general, I think people are going to do the right thing, and when they don't, I go looking for "why". Thinking of myself and what could of possibly made me do that if I were them.
I am not a grudge holder. I eventually make peace with things, get over it, even if no one ever apologizes.
When I am lazy, I am very, very lazy and when I am busy I stay at it, sometimes doggedly.
I have been in the throws of depression before, but my basic make-up is one of resilience; knock me down and I get back up... may lay there a while, but I get back up.
My heart wants to be exquisitely generous, but my wallet has seldom allowed me to be.
Some days are diamonds and some days are coal, yet they are all a gift.
When I feel worn and threadbare, these are the things that warm my heart and mend my soul:
Music that shares what I feel. The smile of a child. A warm hug. A good movie to get lost in. Time with an animal. A good cry. One simple act of kindness towards me. I think God for these gifts, these simple blessings. And I thank Him so much for where I live! For the beauty and quiet I can always find here. It is something that never fails to peel away the stress, let me escape the world and recharge, revive. Be it the greens of the trees, the wildflowers, the shade, the birds, the song of frogs and crickets, the call of an owl, the stars at night or simply the stillness. Or a sunset like this:
What is you most basic make-up? How do you escape? What soothes your soul or lifts your spirits?