Think On Good Things

by Will
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Tonight I was awakened by nightmares, flashes of incest. It's at these times I really have to look extremely hard for the good things. If I don't I will isolate myself in a space where there's no time,nor events. Tonight I think on good things. Things like my coloring, which makes me just feel light,gives me a sense of simplicity. It's nothing I have to figure out. I think about the rainy days. I love the rain, the sound of it. It calms me and turns my thoughts upward towards the Creator of all good and perfect gifts. I think of the sky and all it's beauty. I've had this romance with the sky since the age of fourteen. I turned forty-eight this past June. Even though I feel really sad right now and I hate how the flashes and nightmares leave me, I have good things to ponder over. I'm choosing to think on good things that will carry me to the lighter side of life.

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