Postive stream of thoughts for the day that I had to share:
I just finished a novel. Automatically I am in a small percentage of the population who has actually made any kind of serious attempt at realizing their dreams, let alone having any discipline to sit down and do the things, or suffer the sacrifices necessary to do it.
Whatever happens, I will have done that. I can say I worked at it, am working at it, no matter what anyone else says or does. Most people never get there.
Everyday I have been working towards my writing goals on my goal board that I've been harboring for over four years. Many people give up before they've ever really started.
I've got that going for me.
I recommend thinking about your life in these kinds of terms once in a while. It helps you gain a little perspective and definitely makes a person feel a bit better about life, the universe, and generally everything. Yes, I do have that gnawing anxiety that my world will come to an end at any moment in my gut that nothing could take away at this point except a sum of several million dollars. But a modicum of hope is good. It's enough to keep a person going. And right now, that's what I need most.