Is your life as this photo shows, a broken life. Keys that would leave a legacy here on earth, now broken. Too many mistakes, too many times spent on quick decisions, not taking the time to swallow each thought process and not capable of making a decision based on our own needs.
Decisions being made on others needs and wants, barely ever thinking of our self first. Is it selfish to think of yourself as number one, to place yourself first above all others? What happens when you do for others before doing for yourself?
Does the ivory color of your soul turn tarnished and yellow as in these piano keys, at the expense of others? Are there more broken paths than a straight row when you look back at your life you have lived thus far?
We grow up in a Cinderella world, thinking it is perfect and everything will be wonderful, pretty and glorious. Life in reality does not work this way. I sometimes wish that the publishers would take away these books that lead young children to take the dream of happily ever after and replace them about what life is truly about.
It is alright to read about the dreams that everything will go our way, but we need to read about the disappointments in life also, the bumps that can throw you from the smooth path of life.
I believe that we must put ourselves first some of the times. There is a saying that you have to love yourself before others can love you. I believe this is so true. I believe that when you give to others and neglect your own needs that you become lost, not knowing why you were placed on this earth in the beginning.
We were born for a reason. There was a job to do and a talent given from the one that created us. In order to be the most that we can be, we have to first see our self for who we are. What makes us happy, what makes us want to live? What is our hidden talent here on earth. Once we know the answers we can then prosper and grow. We can then leave our mark, our legacy here on earth.
So I do believe that we need to be selfish to a point. This will show others our strength, our weakness. This will let the keys of our path stand straight and firm, with less broken paths in our life. The colors of the keys will shine bright, and not be discolored, by always thinking of ourselves last.
Our lives are as the photo of keys. We decide how we want to be played out during our brief stay here on earth. We decide if we will suffer who we are in order to not cause friction in others lives. We decide whether we want to be strong and firm, standing up for what we believe in, or do we want to be discolored and weak and broken, our days ending here on earth, with a sad heart and never-ending thoughts of what ifs.
Written by Terry Shepherd
Written for Picture it and Write Publication