One Senior's Opinion: Trying to kick the 'ax habit' and enjoy life's moments

I've come to the conclusion that life is ever changing. One minute you can be on top of the world, the next moment life can bring you down to your knees. I am a little suspicious when my life goes too smoothly. I guess I'm waiting for the proverbial ax to fall. I would definitely like to kick the "ax habit" but it seems so ingrained, a part of who I am. I am trying to accept the good things in my life and rejoice in them.

One of the things I've learned is art and music lift my spirits. Some songs allow the blues to fly out the window (no pun intended). A sunset, whether it be real or a picture, sends my spirit soaring. Blue birds, butterflies, dew drops and children all take hold of my heart. When I keep myself surrounded by these wonderful gifts from God, the ax moves from the forefront of my mind to the back.

Someday I hope to be able live in a moment where no ax exists and when troubles come my way, I will learn to accept them as a normal part of a wonderful life and cope. As the  saying goes, perfect love casts out fear. So long fearful days, hello days filled with beauty and love.

Dianne Borowski

Bay Village

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Volume 4, Issue 7, Posted 10:43 AM, 04.03.2012