When you find people who see the beauty in you, without you having to show it, keep them close.
“Lifehack: remember to compliment people on qualities other than their looks. Remind them of their kindness, thoughtfulness, and intelligence. Tell them about how powerful and capable they are ”
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“When you’re put in an uncomfortable situation you either have to back off or step up.”
– Tyler Wright
You truly begin to live and experience life when you are in a situation that is out of your comfort zone. It is awkward and weird, yes, but at this point you truly begin to see what you are capable of. You discover the greatness that resides within you. Get uncomfortable. You never know where your greatness can lead you.
“My will is mine… I shall not make it soft for you.”
– Agamemnon, Aeschylus
You owe nothing to any person on this planet. You are who you are, like what you like, do what you want, say what you want because this is YOUR life. You have every right to feel the way you feel, love who you love, befriend the people you want. You deserve to do and have whatever makes you happy. You deserve to be happy. However, when it comes to how you feel, what you say, and what you do, it should be within reason. The fact that we can do, feel, and say what we wish isn’t a reason nor does it give us the right to be mean, rude, and infringe how and what we feel on others.
Be and love yourself. Have a good and positive attitude, radiate good and positive energy and the universe will provide whatever it is that you need and want.
We spend so much time trying to analyze every little detail and understand life and everything it entails. We must realize the truth; we are not meant to understand and know everything. We are here to experience. Good and bad things will happen, we have to make easy and hard decisions, we have simple and difficult situations to work our way through. Life is a work in progress.
Life, very much, is like a rollercoaster. There are ins and outs, ups and downs, loops, twists, swift turns, slow turns, slow inclines, quick declines, and everything in between. And we are meant to enjoy the ride. Savor the experience, because before we know it, the ride is over.
We must embrace and deal with whatever enters our lives. Whether for good or ill, everything happens for a reason. We may not always understand the reason, but that is not the point. The point is to learn, live, and help others along the way.
Live your life. What will be, will be.
It’s Friday! The start to a wonderful weekend. I hope you’re all doing well! I’m feeling really happy and upbeat today. Not sure why, but I’m not questioning it. I LOVE feeling this way, especially when there isn’t any specific reason for me being so giddy. I’m just happy. Happy to be alive. Greatful for all I have and who I have in my life. Thankful to God for everything. I’m really appreciating and loving life. It’s a great feeling; especially when you’re not in the best of situations, but also not in the worst.
There is always a reason to smile. Whether it be for you or someone else. There is always good to be found in the world. There is always hope. There is always something to believe in. Know that you are blessed to be here and that you are an amazing, unique person who has the world at your feet. Other people may hate on you and try to bring you down, but they have no power or control over you.
Life is better when you’re smiling. Be sure to savor the moments that bring you joy. Enjoy every day!
“Take a few minutes each day to center yourself, focus on your breathing, give appreciation, and gratitude back to everything in your life ”
-Wesley Stomberg (Emblem 3)
Fear is a mechanism for control, it can be very dangerous, and is effective when people let their fears master them. I fear for people who choose to stay blind and ignorant. I fear for people who choose to stay boxed in and do not realize their own worth. They are manipulated, used, and miss out on truly being able to live and be free. I fear the reality that things can make a turn for the worst.
But I no longer let this fear conquer me. I realize that there will always be bad things and people who do bad things in the world, and there is nothing I can do about that. Although this is true, it does not control me. It does not control my life. It impacts my life, but I choose not to let it define who I am and what I do. It is the exact same for you.
Our fears are not the most important thing in our lives. Our family, friends, dreams, hopes, kindness, goodness, and love are among the many important things in our lives. These things are much stronger than fear. You just have to face it. It is not always an easy feat to face your fears, but it can be done when you put in the work. Fear is a choice. You can always overcome it.
“Try to learn to breathe deeply, really taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”