Things change. Likes, dislikes and interests are not the same now as they were five or ten years ago. We have to change. We have to move on. We have to create with fresh eyes.
When things aren't working out, it is time to change oneself and one's outlook.
For example: To find a good woman, you have to be a good man (and visa versa). Like attracts like.
The same is true of art. Art is communication--soul to soul. Like attracts like once again...
Losses are part of life and in response we grieve. Grieving takes time. When we get tired of grieving, when we are bored with wallowing in self pity, we stop. It is that simple. There comes a time to say (out loud even), "Stop It!" Only then can we sit down and make plans. Only then can we choose positive steps to make things better--to move on.
What can we do differently?
We can take an interest in what others are doing and compliment them on their accomplishments.
We can take responsibility for our thoughts, our words, our actions. We can use our time constructively. We can channel any anger energy into positive endeavors--into life's masterpieces. We can stop blaming others and claim our personal power to be the best we can be.
To be continued...