My dad always tells me
Don’t try, do
Don’t think, know
Don’t want, be
Lately, I’ve been realizing how blessed I am to be surrounded with the most positive, uplifting people. I’m certain God knows that’s what my soul needs.
I think one of our biggest daily tasks is to speak life and positivity into our lives, especially when things don’t seem to be going so smoothly or you feel a little defeated, but it’s the best choice I think we can make. I mean —
Bad things happen.
People do you wrong.
You have those days you don’t feel confident or upbeat.
Things don’t always go as planned but those are the pivotal (+ most necessary) times when I will start trying to see gratefulness and thanksgiving instead of depression and defeat. Because those external things don’t have anything to do with us. And even more importantly, I realize that the more positive I am when I don’t feel 100%, the shorter that “down” period lasts.
It’s like you have to train your mind.
I’m usually not always the most positive person which is surprising huh? But little by little over the last year, with the help of my family and friends, I can honestly say just choosing to live from the perspective of thanksgiving – keeps me content. I’m actively changing the words I use and what I say, especially when I am talking about myself/my life. Oh and Limiting the use of the word “but.”
I have to uplift myself the way I uplift people. In fact, I have to uplift myself first. Mentally and spiritually (and physically *side eyes treadmill*)
I noticed that when I get into moods and things bother me that’s usually because it’s hitting. Close to home or striking a nerve. So from Now on I’m going to write down my feelings during those times, why I think it’s bothering me and make an action plan out of it.
I think those times are messages of change.
My mom always says “he who feels it knows it…” So if I can pay attention to myself more and my feelings then I can begin to know exactly how to better myself.
Peace and blesssings.