I’m an optimist, a reluctant one at best, but neverless an optimist. Also a hopeless romantic, but alas, I’ll leave that for another blog. I know it seems kind of foolish at times, but I believe we can all be who/what we want to be still.
It is REALLY easy to give up, to sit down, to shut up and or to just sit behind a computer and bitch about things instead of making a difference. And i’m guilty of all of the above, I KNOW this, and I won’t even pretend to be innocent on the matter.. However, I’m trying, which is all we can really do.
The thing is the more I do, the more I get criticized, and from what I’ve been told that’s fairly universal. It sucks, in fact it sucks really bad. I take every slight to heart, and probably dwell on them more than I should. Sometimes I wish i could just put my head in the sand and let it all pass me by, but that’s the easy route, and exactly the point I’m getting at.
I’m not some inspirational speaker, and I’m about as far from the great Martin Luther King Jr. as one can get, but I still believe. I believe in my friends, my family, and most of all I believe in myself. I’m perhaps a little short-sighted, but oh well it’s my own fault.
I really do believe that Greenville is a great place, and is on the way to being an even better place, but it needs YOU to make it better. Yeah you, the person reading this just casually skimming this article because they’re bored at work, or just can’t sleep at 4am. Or even you the person reading this who thinks I’m full of crap (who’s to say I’m not? not I.)
I know it sounds really corny, but it does take more muscles to frown than it does to smile. And instead of blindly criticizing maybe we could all see what we could do to help ? Maybe I’m just ranting and rambling on, but I just wanted to take a minute and say thanks for everything to anyone reading. And to anyone else who agrees with me, I quote C.S. Lewis from The Last Battle. “Come further up, come further in!”