I will become someone who says and does what they preach. I will become a story that is waiting, aching, hoping, praying to be told. I will become the happy ending, no matter how many teardrops have stained the pages. Because that much, that much I deserve.
Normally we are looking through the lens of our prejudices and needs, through past regrets or future hopes, but without these we find each moment is infused with uniqueness, that everything is constantly fresh, new and unknown.
Change is like going on an expedition: It can be a trudge or a hike. Take it all in and enjoy the view, or focus on the faults -- it's absolutely a choice. Here are some lessons I've learned about encountering change, some by resisting it and some by jumping into it with two feet.
A close friend of my mother's generation used to insist that a woman who reveals her age will reveal anything. Since I say that I am devoted to transparency, isn't this the right time and place for me to fess up to every one of my god-given gift of 85 years?
Sometimes we think that being a positive person means accepting our circumstances. While it is important to see the good that is around us, I think it is also important to have the right perspective on situations.