I recently have spent some time within this community writing and sharing, hoping that someone may find comfort in knowing that they are not alone. There is many a demon of which I may write but to be the only one with them is unlikely. I am not the most positive story teller; it may be raw; it may be dark but it is truthful.
To keep with the truth, as much as I like to put a positive spin on my message, to show that growth is possible even from the dark, lifeless depths of destructive substance abuse, I still suffer from setbacks, short-comings and plain bad days. Today is one of those days. Regardless of what I can cite as being my responsibility in a particular issue , in order to hold myself accountable for personal betterment, I can still feel down.
In the spirit of finding the positive spin I present to you something from someone you have never heard of, John Patrick McDonald (and I don’t mean the “I liked it before it was cool” kind of obscure).
“When the nightmares ensue
All that you can do is paint your sky
Another brighter shade of blue
Spread your wings you can glide
Above the violent storms
That plague your life
You paint the picture blue or grey
I ask you, the reader, what do you look to for solace on a tough day?
Who do you turn to to find comfort?
Where do you go to find the quiet to calm your mind?
How do you put a spin on something to find the brighter side?