The term “what if” was a negative force in my life the past two months, as I wrestled with illness and the anxiety associated with it. Questioning yourself and the path you are on does not need to be negative thing though. It can be a freeing experience.
I jotted this down a few minutes ago. The genesis was “what if I reached my potential?” I told my dad the other day I felt afraid to reach my potential. My logic, if there was any: “What if I reach my potential and it is not all that great?” You see? A perfect example of the term being negative. The flip side: What if I reach my potential and it IS great?
Anyway here’s my stream of consciousness piece, “A Whole Lot Of What Ifs.” Dig it!
What if I ate more veggies
What if I lived courageously
What if I reached my potential
What if I shared my joy with others
What if I embraced positive thinking
What if I gave thanks for all I have
What if I learned to stop saying what if
Wait, what if 2012 ruled