Do I rejoice in my faith
mourn for those without it?
Do I find satisfaction in my accomplishments
question if I’ve wasted far too much time on what isn’t truly important?
Do I allow others to perceive me as extroverted and positive
admit sometimes I want to run far, far away?
Do I pretend everything’s OK
dump on those whose problems are more overwhelming than my own?
Do I let others believe I’ve got my act together
admit my questions and shortcomings?
Do I consider opposing points of view
withdraw to a dark corner of my mind, hoping no-one will notice me?
Do I seek to explain what I’m grappling with
give in to the what’s-the-use mentality?
Do I focus on myself
reach out to others?
Though I find my positive attitude often returns when I spend more time focusing on others, I know they feel much more at liberty to share their doubts and struggles if I admit my own.
Life is a journey – and I’m still pressing on, sometimes full speed ahead, sometimes plodding along as if wearing cement shoes and dragging a semi.
How about you? Where’s your focus today?