The Universe is not punishing you. It is not blessing you. It is not controlling you. It is responding to your vibration. Think happy and happiness will come to you. Think negatively and negativity will come to you. What we put out into the Universe, we get back like an echo.
Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.
I stood there in the stillness of the moment. I felt time slow to a pause as only the drowning sound of waves caressed my ears. The clouds began to erupt with light and the melancholy that had been painted on my soul began to melt away. How wonderful it felt to be anything at all.
I’m increasingly convinced that practically everyone who smugly dismisses optimistic media as a childish indulgence has literally never experienced anything worse than moderate inconvenience in their entire lives.