We all need to be able to truly and deeply look at the life that we have created for ourselves and be full of joy. I hope that you are able to do this everyday. As for myself, I am able to, but at times I notice that I fall and forget to. There are many of us that have a difficult time seeing a lot of the positivity that is around us on a daily basis. Media is riddled with negativity on a constant basis which generally leads us on a downward spiral, feeling neglect, stress, anxiety, and pain. History is filled with extreme circumstances on one end of the spectrum or the other of either good or evil, leaving us to feel like we aren’t doing enough with our lives. Media and history are biased. They crave the attention and rely on the extremes, even though they are just a fraction of the events that are actually occurring. History and media don’t advertise “the common person” because everyone already experiences that and no one will be interested in it.
Although I will always urge you to try to be as extraordinary as possible, challenging yourself to grow at every opportunity you get, but once you have found that place in your life that you want to be don’t let anyone or anything bring you away from it or have you believing that it’s wrong. We were all given a life, yes some were given more opportunities, some were dealt a hand that others may only ever see in horror films, but whatever the life is that we make for ourselves, its something that we have to make sure that we appreciate.
Although I am constantly trying to make changes in myself so that I can be the best version of myself, it’s always a great feeling to be able to notice the small changes myself. As like most people, I get irriatated and frustrated at certain things going on around me. Luckily, one of the things that I have been able to notice is how much less those things have an effect on me anymore. There was a time not to long ago that I wouldn’t have been able to spend more than a few hours with almost any one person because I would get annoyed at some silly thing they would do. It was rarely ever anything that warrented getting upset, but I had a quick trigger. Again, I can’t say that I have swayed away from that 100% but being able to see the progress that I have made is a great feeling. I can’t help but say that it has happened because I have been able to change my perspective of the world around me.
Being thankful for every little thing that we are graciously given, it a habit that I urge you to partake in. Being able to change my mindset from always thinking, “I have to”, to “I am blessed to”, has had such an amazing effect on my life that I can’t help try to share it with others. Once you are able to do this, there is a world of possibilities that will open up for you. Being able to look at the positive side of every situation, removes the doubt or fear that might keep you reluctant to try something new. It helps you to step out of your comfort zone and grow in ways that you wouldn’t have thought possible. And the more that you build yourself, the greater your experiences will be, until pretty soon you will be looking around you to only see abundance and possibilities, and you will have no choice but to be even more grateful.
It’s funny how many of us will go through most of our lives with a mentality of scarcity, thinking that there is no way to get out of a poor situation. Many of us have have had these thoughts passed down to us from generation after generation of people who wern’t able to see much good in anything. Maybe I’m being naive to the rest of the world because I havn’t had the expereince of travelling very much, but I’m pretty sure that even those people who are in some of the worlds worst conditions are able to find happiness. If you are able to read this, than I promise you that no matter what the situation you are in, there is another person who has it worse. That’s why I have forced myself to change. Some of us have a hard time seeing how lucky we actually are, I know I did for a very long time. But when we can see though the darkness around us, reach for whatever tiny bit of light be peering through, all that it takes is the will to move forward and we will soon be surrounded with light.
There are so many books that I want to share but I know that they might not be on the top of the list for everyone, but if you did want to start making some changes and maybe get out of that slump that you find yourself in more often than not, please feel free to leave a comment asking for some recommendations, and make sure you click on the side to follow so that you won’t miss any other posts. Thanks so much for taking the time out of your day, and as Helen Keller said,”Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”