Not.


Reality seeps
through my fingers.
I am
not.

One foot, then another
moving but going nowhere.
Unseeing eyes
unsmiling smiles.
Pumping blood
without a heartbeat.

They’ve turned from
a misplaced reality
into fading memories
ashen grey and almost-but-can’t
forgotten

Reality was taken
but was not replaced.
I am
not.

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Pretend till it’s true


Sometimes you can only to do much. Sometimes, you can only bring yourself up to such a point. Then you have no choice but to cover up that last distance by pretending. You know: smoke your way through; just wing it; make do the best you can; put on your game face. Pretend you know what you’re doing. Pretend that everything is fine, is great! Act confident, act happy, even though you’re not. And soon enough, even you’ll start buying it. Tell people “I’m fine!” enough times, act the part of ‘fine’ enough times and it’ll become a habit, a ritual. You’ll forget you were ‘pretending’. That’s when you realize that you’re no longer pretending.

Did you know that when you force yourself to smile, your mood improves?

Sometimes, lies can become truth and reality. Sometimes, you have to change from the outside in…

 

We all have super powers!


Inspiring article and a great reminder of how powerful little things can be. :)

Take a read, it’s not long :) “How to use your super powers for good

Then, like magic, my morning changed.

“Hi! You must be Peter. Welcome!” Lisa*, the receptionist, sang as she opened the door. She smiled, and then looked worried. “Why did you come up in the freight?”

I explained my morning and she frowned empathetically. “I’m so sorry, That’s terrible. Here, let me take your bike.”

I could have cried from happiness. In one second, Lisa turned my emotions around, from the negative spiral of anger, frustration, and despair to the positive spiral of relief, appreciation, and happiness.

And that’s when I realized: We all have super powers.

– Peter Bregman

We all have super powers!! Use yours for GOOD!! HAVE YOU MADE SOMEONE SMILE TODAY??? 8D 8D 8D

… okay, that’s probably going from buoyant and upbeat into maniacal and scary territory. XD

But seriously. As long as you have life, and as long as you have hope, you have the power. You have the power to change yourself, change your life, and affect those around. An oft repeated sentiment: if you want to change the world, you’ve got to start with yourself.

So as long as you have yourself, you have the power to change the world. :)

Not simply in terms of cheering someone else up, but for anything and everything! The actions of people count, and you’re a person. Your actions count. The beach is made out of individual grains of sand.

You can save the world. :)