I just read a post on Facebook that said: Tell people the things you wish someone had told you.
I love you.
You mean the world to me, and I would do anything for you.
I know that you’re hurting, and I wish I could take that pain away, but since I can’t, let me at least wrap you in a hug.
It’s okay to still love someone who’s hurt you. That doesn’t make you weak.
It’s okay to have a hard time moving on from something that used to bring you joy, even if it doesn’t anymore.
It’s okay to not have it all figured out.
It’s okay to know what you want but not how to get there.
It’s okay to be angry.
It’s okay to be sad.
It’s normal to cry.
I love you. So much. And I pray that one day you find that something or someone who lights your heart on fire and never gives up on you.
Because you deserve that.
You are beautiful and loved. Have a great day!
Who else is working on changing their perspective this year? 🙋🏽♀️
Change starts with you, and it starts on the inside. How do you see yourself? Do you need to adjust your self talk?
You are beautiful, unique, capable, valuable, and much loved.
Is anyone else guilty of avoiding people?
Where you don’t go out of your way to close the elevator doors, but you may not hold them open either, and hope the other person doesn’t make it in time?
Have you stared down at the floor when passing a stranger in the hall, but make eye contact and smile if you know them?
Do you prefer online banking and food ordering truly for convenience or partly because you prefer not talking to people?
I’m certainly guilty of all of these – so seeing this quote on Instagram this morning hit home.
More than that, it’s how I expect people to treat me. If a stranger smiles at me, I assume they’re flirting. If a neighbor engages in conversation too long, I wonder why they’re talking to me. When people that are not my friends are extra kind – I’m confused. But this should be the norm!
We should be good to everyone just because. Smile at your friend AND that stranger. Hold the elevator. Let that struggling car into your lane of traffic; what’s one more car in bumper to bumper anyway? Offer to help your neighbor with groceries.
Small acts of kindness go a long way.
What if all of us did them? Every single person on earth, offering one extra smile a day. Pausing one time after saying “how are you?” to listen to the response and possibly engage in conversation.
Imagine how our world would change.
A quote I’ve passed a few times on social media in the past week is “you’re not tired, you’re uninspired.”
It resonates with me because I’ve been thinking about all the extra energy I had in high school and college. Being a part of numerous activities, studying, both working and taking classes, and running off of very little sleep. On top of that, I wrote and played music all the time.
Fast forward a few years, where all I really do is work and sleep, and yet I’m constantly exhausted. I don’t play music, I don’t write, and I always chalk it up to exhaustion, when it’s really lack of inspiration.
I’m not sure about you so I’ll continue to speak for myself, but as a child I found it easier to get inspired because the world was my oyster. There was no end to my dreams and plans that I made for my future.
The older I get, the smaller the world gets, the less opportunities I see in front of me, and the less I feel it’s worth it to spend time, for example, working on an album that only myself and a few friends will hear.
So the challenge, then, is to figure out what inspires me now.
What inspires you? What keeps you going? I hear people talk about not loving their jobs but pushing through for responsibilities and rent – but let’s go beyond that.
What makes you go to that exercise class after a long work day? What gives you the energy to stay up reading or writing when you really want 8 hours of sleep?
I love the message of today’s Shine. Instead of feeling guilty when you’re jealous of someone else, explore it. Why do you feel that way? Why do you want what they have? How can you work for it in your own life?
If you were born with the weakness to fall, you were born with the strength to rise.
Just a reminder that I am in your corner rooting for your success 😊
Sometimes we can’t see it, that doesn’t mean it’s not there.
You’re doing fine, you’re exactly where you need to be.