Staying Positive

It has been about two weeks since the last time I actually wrote an entry, so I figured it was about time to do so again. I thought this was a good time to update everyone on my feelings of Courage, friendships, and other stuff going on in my life.

Let us start with Courage. This month’s meeting is coming up this week and I am still planning to attend it.  I know I may not have always spoken as positively as I could have about this group, but I do think it is important for me to attend the meetings. I do not attend Church very often so this is necessary for me to be able to fellowship with other Catholics.

I would like to explain why I was so disappointed about Courage in the past and did not allows speak as positively as I could have about this group. It took me awhile to figure out what my issue was with attending Courage. I went there looking to make some new friends. I wanted to meet some people that I could relate too, being both gay and Catholic.  Not fully realizing what it was I was looking for when I first started attending Courage, I was not happy with what I was receiving from the group.  Now that I more aware of what it is I was/am looking for as well as understanding what the Courage group has to offer me, I think I will be able to gain more from attending these groups then I did in the past. I am going to go there with a new attitude this month.  My focus is going to be on gaining more spiritual knowledge as well as discussing my life experiences with others in hopes that it may help one of them out.

Friendship. One of the most important things in life is having friends you can count on.  Recently my hours were cut by 8 hours a week because of “budget reasons”.  I was bummed out about this for a while and mentioned it to a friend of mine. She told me to shut out.  She explained to me she had less than 5 hours at work for the week and that her house has been broken into 3 times in the last month that she knows of. She was right.  I really did not have anything to complain about.  I could make it with having my hours cut.  I just needed to be more positive about my life.  I needed to look at the situation in a different light. I needed to look at what I could be doing with my extra time to better my life. What I have been doing is looking at this extra time off as a great time to start building up my web design business.  I have also taking some time to enjoy the nice weather and started to read a book I have been wanting to read for some time now. I also started a second web design business that focuses on helping out organizations that help people with trouble past. The name of the business is  Turn Right Web Design.

The last thing I would like to cover is an update on my last posting I wrote entitled Why Must the Good Die Young?, which was about a friend of mine whom brother was killed.  I have talked to him just about every day for the last 2 weeks and he is starting to do better. I am sure he will still have some days which are harder than others, but I think he will be fine.

As for me, I am going to work on having a positive attitude with Courage as well as things going on in my life.  There are always going to be bumps in the road, but all we can do is go over them and hold onto the steering wheel.  They are just bumps and everyone has them to go over, it just seems some people’s bumps are just bigger than others are.  If you hold on to that steering wheel and stay focused on God, any situation you are dealing with can be faced head on and a better and brighter future will be in store for you. One must just remain focused.

I would like to encourage anyone that reads this post to leave a comment about one thing they have struggled with and how staying positive and focused on God, how they made it through it.

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