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Redefining Your Part in the Drama of Life

Becoming a Solution to the Circumstances Around You

Photography by A. L.
Photography by A. L.

A person finds joy in giving an apt reply—
and how good is a timely word!

Jewish Proverb

Some time ago, a man told me that he loved drama. He thrives on creating it, stirring it, living in it. I do not. Needless to say, our professional relationship didn’t make it much further than that conversation.

Life will provide a myriad of true challenges to overcome. Creating unnecessary negativity and dramatic circumstances is a poor use of energy and time.

Visit a children’s hospital or an elder are facility and you’ll quickly see that life is too short to waste on stirring up negativity. Everybody has a challenge that you may not know about. Focus on making positive contributions to the people around you. Share a compliment, a card, a good book or just a smile. Give an arm to lean on or shoulder to cry on.

Be a solution to the “drama” around you. Be an anchor in the storm, a spot of sunshine peeking through the clouds and leave people and places better than you found them. Be a force that contributes to situations for the better. You have the power to redefine your part in the dramas of life. Will you turn them from bitter to sweet, from sadness to joy or from hopeless to yet holding on? You choose.

-Venesulia

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