I choose to live on Cloud 9. This to me means seeing the upside to every little thing. To try in all circumstances to remain positive and well-intentioned. To give the benefit of the doubt liberally. To share my feelings abundantly. And to be acutely present when others are feeling.
Cloud 9 can be lonely at times. When you are always trying to set the example, be the example, days to be off don't come easy. I find myself having to work at remaining authentic while showing my vulnerabilities. I can be extreme in some ways. Very sad, very happy, very very very a lot of things.
I am grateful for friendship. The kind that sees cloud 9 for what it really is. Cloud 9 is not about being blissfully happy or even about floating on air. Cloud 9 is a choice of choosing peace of mind over pieces of chaos. That is how I choose my friends on Cloud 9 too. I ask, is this relationship supporting my peace of mind or gravitating toward pieces of chaos? It is that simple.
I hope to meet you on Cloud 9. Deep breaths, nice air, great people.