Thursday, October 6, 2011

Positive Energy

It came come in many ways. It may be self-induced, it may come from someone that really cares about your well being, even from bad things that have happened to someone else. Whatever the route, it is essential in maintaining a good self esteem. I have a younger brother that has done for me more than he will ever realize. The one thing that he used to say to me when shit crumbled around me was this, "Do good and good things will happen to you." It is a simple statement that carries a lot of weight. It is another way of saying what most of us learned as a child, "The Golden Rule." "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." I remember learning it in Vacation Bible School. You may have learned it in some other fashion. My brother was persistent in reminding me of this simple, yet, powerful statement. The problems that I have faced over three decades had only created more problems. When I found that narcotics alleviated my mental as well as physical pain, I abused it to the point of deaths door. Then I would hear those words that my brother used to say to me, Do good and good things will happen. It took a long time for me to live those words. Well, I have been doing good and good things have been happening. No, great things. So, I want to take this time to tell my brother that he is the main reason of the good in my life. He did it out of love and I want to tell him that I was listening. It may not have seemed like I was, but I heard those powerful words. Now, I want to say thank you. Thanks for the belief in me and especially for those nine words. I love you, Bro theblogmeister