Remembering to Love Me

Posted: October 2, 2014 in Pushing my buttons!, Rocks in my path, Wonderful Humans
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There is so much negativity in the world, so much abuse of power by those who are placed in positions of trust as well as sad and heinous acts, that sometimes my problems feel tiny in comparison. But it doesn’t mean that I don’t feel personal sadness or despair when betrayed by loved ones, when shunned for life choices, or when I’ve been stomped on by people who believe it’s their right in life to do so because of a position of power.

However, all is not lost. I’m working on taking back that “power” that I unintentionally gave away when I allowed others to set the tone of my emotions! How? Short of illegal acts (kidding! Only a little but staying in the clear because I don’t want to be traded for “favors” in jail!), I am working on focusing my emotions on positivity and creativity so that I can acknowledge what I’m feeling and not build resentment towards my own emotions. Emotions are emotions, (deep statement, I know, I know, LOL) but I truly believe that when we ignore our emotions or when we fight them, we give the bastards power; power to plant seeds from which the seeds grow roots in your mind.

I think it was Churchill who said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going”, meaning you have to go through it to get over it. Or something along those lines…

So if I can just get through thesr emotions with the initial stings and blows, I believe I will be that much stronger to take in the positive experiences and in return, share that positive, optimistic energy with others.  Being a better me seems to always be the best way to make and form great relationships with not only others, but with myself. While I may temporarily forget this, I’m reminded of it every time I take the plunge to try new venturess and take chances, stand up for what I believe in, and above all, when I remember to love and appreciate myself.

So here’s to hoping that as humans, we’ll find the good in the bad, share kindness even when it’s not afforded to us, share light, love, and acceptance wherever we are, even when the prejudice, bigotry and hate rain down on us. Maybe we’ll be that random, beautiful flower that albeit, a little scraggly in appearance, grows from the busted up concrete cracks on a dilapidated and dirty city street, no matter how many boots tread on it every single day.

Own your power, your emotions – good and not so good, and above all, be kind to yourself and each other. We’re all just trying to get through, and maybe even excel at this thing called life.

I wrote a new poem about a piece of what’s been bugging me. If you’re interested in reading it, let me know via email or comments (here or any of my social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Vine, etc) and I’ll send you the password to unlock the view to it.


  1. Maria says:

    Would love to read your be poem.
    Chin up. You’ll get through this. My email is looking forward to read your latest work x

  2. brotheradam says:

    Password please, grasshopper! Mwah…

  3. Leslie Jay says:

    Nice insights, Natasha. I would love to read the poem.

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