February 1st – the beginning of a new month.
Filter: it can be used as a noun or a verb. Merriam-Webster describes it as a porous article or mass (as of paper or sand) through which a gas or liquid is passed to separate out matter in suspension.
The way I see it, the start of a new month should be fresh, clean and full of promise. No negativity, no slacking and no whining. So, how do we do that in a world that is always showing us what we don’t have, or what we should be doing or what we should aspire to be? Easy. You filter it out.
Let’s say you started your day off right (whatever it is that you do) whether it be meditating, working out, reading your bible and a good cup of coffee. So you’re day is starting off pretty great, right? Then you go to work and your met with co-workers who complain about work. This is where your filter comes in: put your headphones on. 🙂 Seriously, block it all out. If you can’t do that politely nod and go to the break room for a sec and come back – or simply use your words as a porous article to separate the useless information that you’re hearing from your co-workers. Like, “girl Janet is always coming in here thinking she got it like that, she be getting on my nerves, ” then you reply disinterested “oh, okay.” And that’s that.
Filtering your life can be used as a means of getting all the rotten things out that aren’t going to help you move forward. And I’m all about moving forward.
With that being said, start your month anew. Begin fresh and follow through with the goals that you have for yourself. Write them down, read them out loud and don’t fail yourself because that’s who you’re doing it for. And use your filter to get only the good things out of life.
via Daily Prompt: Filter