Taking a walk in the evenings and watching the sunset is one of my favorite things to do. I just find it incredibly peaceful. Some days I’ll listen to music, sometimes a podcast, and other days I’ll just walk in silence – depends on my mood, how I’m feeling, and what I need in that moment. I obviously also love capturing the sunset and pretty sky. Super amazing and oftentimes leaves me awe.
One evening while I was walking, watching the sunset, this is what came to mind…
Sometime our brightness fades into dark, but there is always tomorrow – to try again, to rise again, to find our brightness again. Darkness doesn’t last forever, you will see the sun again.
Writing that statement here just made me curious about where my mind was on that day. The good thing is that I know what date I wrote it, so I looked back in my notebook to see what feelings + emotions I wrote about that day. By the way, I love that I track my feelings each day, as it allows for great insight in the moment and when looking back.
Most of what I write when I track my feelings is really personal, so I won’t share it here, but what I will share are some of the emotions I listed both in the morning and the evening.
From my morning writing sesh on that day, I wrote the following emotions + feelings…
I also wrote some thoughts, which I didn’t associate any feelings with. I was reflecting on the past, stating that I had to “get some things of my chest”.
And in the evening, I wrote the following…
I also wrote about hearing some songs that were tough reminders for me. Music is everything to me.
Clearly the day I wrote that statement, I wasn’t in the best mindset. But hey, we all have our days. I’ve also since made the conscious choice to not hang in my negative emotions. I allow myself to feel whatever it is I’m feeling, but lately I am CHOOSING to keep it positive. It’s not that I’m ignoring my negative feelings by not always tracking them, it’s just that I choose to focus on the good instead. I remind myself that what I focus on is, in fact, a CHOICE.
Don’t get me wrong, if a negative feeling is really pushing at me, I’ll write it out and whatever it is that brought the feeling about. But I won’t dwell on it. It’s just about acknowledging it and moving along. No reason to continue sitting with it.
I had intended for this to just be a picture post, but once I became curious about my mindset, I decided to share more. My hope is that my words have an impact on those they need to have an impact on, that they let you know you’re not alone, that they allow you space for hope.
With all that being said, I’ll leave you with a few more pretty sunset pictures. Here’s to hoping they bring you as much peace as they do me.
And remember – being positive is a conscious choice!