Being positive can be bloody hard work. Yet the alternative is a place I try to avoid. Oh I can find loads of reasons to be miserable, angry, resentful, envious and bitter towards those who seem to have everything going their way. What good would that do? Well no good comes from living life expecting every situation to become some, 'I told you so', negative inevitability.
I have encountered folks who will not grasp the concept that I want to live a happy and positive life. They live their lives waiting, with great negative anticipation, the next terrible situation to enter their persecuted world. If you don't drop everything you're doing and tend to their emotional needs, then you are, 'just like all the rest', indeed, you've 'betrayed' them.
Now then, if they took action, made that phone call or visited someone, they might just find they're enjoying themselves. Well, they're having none of that. That's because they actually relish being mired in self-pity and they will be damned if someone else has the audacity to immerse themselves in positive energy.
These people are exhausting. I have been kind, caring and supportive, yet instead of being grateful, they lay guilt trips on me because I haven't done enough. Thus, like so many others, I distance myself from them. This is what they want. The need to be 'right' that the whole world is out to get them. Nobody else has problems or concerns as bad as them.
Well, I will not let these positive energy saboteurs drain away my right to a peaceful and happy life. I have distanced myself from such negative forces because I choose to become even stronger. I've done what I can and I feel no guilt. Now this might seem inappropriate and I apologise if you find the following offensive. To all those negative energy saboteurs, I did what I could to be there for you, yet you dismissed me as just another nasty person with a hidden agenda. Well, I say to them, 'fuck off'.
In my own ongoing pursuit of maintaining positive distractions, I took a few more photographs. So, here you are and I hope you like them. Thanks.
The above photograph is a view of Leek. The tall building in the centre is called 'Waterloo Mill' and used to be a silk mill. It has been converted to a block of apartment suites. In the background is a part of the cliff formation know as 'The Roaches'.
Here is a view of a Roman Catholic church is Leek named, 'St. Mary's'.
This beautiful church in Leek is named 'St. Edward's' and is a popular gathering spot for people to observe the 'double sunset' that occurs here on the Summer solstice.
Another panoramic view of Leek and the surrounding and inspiring countryside.
Here's another shot that you can click on and fill up your computer screen .
And finally, another view of St. Mary's church with the haunting moorlands as a backdrop. Thanks again for reading this posting and taking the time to view these photographs. May you continue to embrace positivity. With respect and kindness, your friend, Gary.