It dawned on me the other day that this has become a metaphor for my life. And that's not a good thing. Too often I have fallen flat on my face and then just laid there. I bemoan all the wrongs done to me, how my situation was caused by somebody else, yadda yadda yadda. I examine negative situations over and over and over again, wallowing in self pity and oftentimes bitterness. And I act like the calvary is coming to rescue me. Guess what? There is no brigade of horses on their way to rescue me. The only thing that comes of this negative behavior is my problems are compounded by the lack of attention given to address them. Things often are much worse because of a failure to address the situation. Failure to act and procrastination cause us to lose sight of solutions and sometimes result in further deterioration in an already bad circumstance.
As this year rapidly comes to an end, I have decided that I can't continue to live like this. It's great to have a Crystal in your life to grab you by the hand and yank you back to reality, but Crystal isn't always going to be around. So as I say good-bye to what has been quite a lackluster year, I am looking forward to a new year where I will learn to pull my own dress down and GET UP!