A wise woman once told me, “Sometimes when you do too much, it can back fire at you… But always think of his future as if it’s yours. Do things for him, do things for the both of you in the long run…” It’s safe and evidentially clear that relationships aren’t easy. Or maybe they are, and maybe I’m just crazy. However, realistically we can say they’re some work. How do we live in this world and try to remain sane all while being tied to someone else? It’s tough. You’re not perfect and neither is the person you’re journying through life with. In this sh*tty world you have to find someone not so sh*tty to have your back. I’m one person that can say “I’m not good with my words.” And sometimes that’s okay, sometimes it’s not, but sometimes it is. It’s okay to not verbally speak what’s on your mind. Because sometimes words kill it all. It’s the actions you do that should make someone understand that you’re there for them. I’m not someone who is always jolly and cheerful. I have a bad attitude and I make mistakes. However, I am someone who will always have your back, even when you don’t think I do. I’m someone who is thinking of the best and hoping for the best for you and your future, even when you don’t think I’m contributing. I’m the type of person who cheers for you on the inside so you don’t get all big headed and think this is the finish line.
I am someone who appreciates, respects, and loves hard. But maybe I should express my feelings and thoughts aloud more often. I understand I’m not perfect and accept that. My heart breaks when people I care about think I don’t care about them due to my stubbornness and lack of emotion. But those who know me and those who understand me, know that I am working for myself and those I love. I have every single person’s back that I care about because I know they have mine. I’m stubborn and probably not worth it to many, but I’m worth it to myself and that should be good enough for anyone.
I’ve found my not so sh*tty person in this sh*tty world, and if you’ve found that person too, push everything aside: the stubbornness, the attitude, the lack of affection and emotion, and be there for that person just like you want them there for you. We need to realize that we are part of a team, and now it’s all about “ours.”
It’ll all be worth it in the end, right? Life is all about making the most of things. Homework can stress you out; work can stress you out; life can stress you out. But you need to look at the positive side of things at the end of the day. You’re healthy, you’re strong, you’re brave, courageous, and full of love. Because if you weren’t any of these things, you wouldn’t be where you are today. Take a minute to reflect on your accomplishments and the goals you’ve achieved, rather than taking a moment to think about what needs to be done next. Give yourself a pat on the back instead of a kick in the butt. Most people aren’t where you are today. Granted, you want more for yourself, but you need to give yourself the credit it deserves for coming this far along. Life throws all kinds of curve balls, slow pitches, and fast balls at you. Get up to the plate, and dominate- just like you’ve been doing. You are the cause of your own stress, because you are the person that continuously puts the pressure on yourself that you don’t need. You know very well what is going to make you happy, so just go for it… But don’t kill yourself over it. Be proud of who you are because you’ve done a good job thus far.
Blessed to have a life full of flaws…
Work is never fun, but I’m thankful I have a job.
My relationship isn’t perfect, but I’m with the person I love.
My skin isn’t flawless, but I embrace the skin I’m in.
School gives me headaches, but I’m fortunate enough to be given an education.
My friends come and go, but God’s left the right ones by my side.
In this life nothing is easy, nothing is fun, and everything has it’s ups and downs. But sometimes we’re so caught up in this life that we forget to give thanks and look around once in a while at the things in our life. I’m not perfect and I’m never going to be perfect- I live in an imperfect world. My world revolves around keeping busy. My world revolves around people buried in their technology trying to find a way to get ahead of life, even if it’s just one step ahead. My world drives me crazy and sometimes I don’t know if I’m living it right.. But you know what? That’s life. Life is trying to figure things out; life is doing things the wrong way so we can learn to do things the right way; life is full of flaws. But behind all the flaws in this world, I’m thankful and I’m blessed.
I never really tell you that I appreciate you. So here it is:
I appreciate that you support me
I appreciate that you believe in me
I appreciate the smiles you bring me
I appreciate that even though life gets tough and our roads begin to go their separate ways you always stick by my side and bring us back together
I appreciate the love that’s given to me
I appreciate the strength you give me
I appreciate the knowledge I gain from having you around
I appreciate the friendship we’ve created
I appreciate your loyalty
And most of all, I appreciate you
There are people we come across in our lives that we don’t really show appreciation for. That’s because they’re part of us, and we don’t naturally applaud and appreciate things about ourselves and things within our lives. Appreciate the people who deserve it, appreciate them because they’re the reason you’re happy right now. Find that person, and cherish them forever.
Through this life we are faced with challenges, rewards, and everything in between. We encounter good people, and not so good people. But when we do find these good people and these good influences, life seems to move a little smoothly. Top 3 things to make a life a little easier.
1. Good friends.
Fine. Have a significant other, and be happy, but don’t lose your friends. Granted, if you find the right person they’ll be more than you could ever need, but you will always need your friends. Guys need to talk to guys, and girls need to talk to their girls; it’s just how it works. And the good friends are the friends that are going to accept that you can’t spend all your time partying and getting crazy, because you’re busy trying to get your life started with someone you love- and these are the type of friends that are one call away from a vent, or a game night in the man cave. Find those friends, and keep them.
2. Positive vibes.
Positive vibes in the work place, at home, at school, everywhere you are. Always surround yourself with positive thoughts and good intentions. There are things and people in this life that feed off of negativity, don’t be that person. Be the person that always has something good to say, and can create a solution to any problem. Your life will be so much simpler and happier if you could bring positivity to it every day.
3. Honesty and Trust.
Yes, these two fall together. You need to be honest with yourself and those around you to have trust. Some might think this only goes for the way you treat people; no, this goes for you too. You need to be honest with yourself to trust the moves and decisions you make in life. Be true to yourself. If you know something isn’t going to work out, or if this something isn’t what you really want in life, don’t pretend like it is. Being honest with yourself will make you feel comfortable in the world around you, and allow you to trust your instincts and not fear the obstacles in life.
Can’t believe it’s been 13 years since the tragedy of the twin towers. No matter how much time passes, in life changing experiences like these, they’re never forgotten. It’s saddening, confusing, and frustrating that we live in such a world where “accidents,” war, and violence is surrounding us. Granted, no life is perfect and easy. But it’d be nice to know we live in a world that’s safe. However, truth is, you’re never really safe and it’s never going to be easy. Be proud of who you are and where you come from, but be those things cautiously. Look out for yourself and the ones you love, and never take life for granted no matter how much of a struggle it is- because this life only gives you one chance… And you don’t get to decide when you stay or when you go.
Appreciate the little things in life. It’s funny because it’s the smallest things in life that make us the happiest, yet we always see past these “little things.” The smile of your children, the sound of the rain, the sound of pure silence. We don’t appreciate these things because we’re all too busy rushing through life. Slow it down, take a deep breath, and look at your surroundings. Realize that you’re blessed. Enjoy life and the little things that come along with it, because no everyone has this luxury. Yes, it’s a luxury- even if you don’t have fancy clothes and drive nice cars, or sometimes you struggle, it’s still considered luxury to some. There are people in different parts of the world who don’t get a moment of silence to themselves, who can’t enjoy the sound of the rain because it’s ruining their homes and their families, and people who don’t get to see their children smile anymore. We’re all dealt a different hand- so if you’ve got a good one, or even a decent one, take it and appreciate it.
“Only internal bliss is perpetual, nothing else is created to last.”
Love everything. Love your life, love yourself, love your surroundings, love it all. Do whatever it is that you want to do in life, and love it. There is no one who is going to stop you and tell you that you can’t. And if there is someone that will do that to you, then you need to reevaluate who you associate yourself with. Be around people that are going to make you want to do and be a better person. Love these people and love yourself for who you are. I’ve realized that life is short, and you shouldn’t sit around and hate the things in your life and be bitter about how your life is heading, because whether you believe it or not you can change it and make it better. For me, I live everyday happy. I have a loving family, a loving support system, and I love what I do and who I am and I’m thankful for the people that have influenced and pushed me in life- allowing me to be where I am today. I know now that at any moment we could be taken from where we are in life, so I want my life here on Earth to be all I’ve ever dreamed of and more.
I’d just like to take a moment and thank anyone who has ever influenced me; by doing good and even the bad. Sometimes, it takes a sh*tty situation to make us wake up and realize that we want better for ourselves. So, thank you to everyone…. I am who I am and I love it, and so should you.