Types of PEOPLE you need to hang on to;
People who don’t make you guess if they’re mad.
The friend who helps you clean your room.
Those who are kind to those who can do nothing for them.
Messy folks who repeatedly get it wrong but never stop trying to get it right anyway.
Pals who make the grocery store fun.
Loved ones who get as excited about your success as you do.
The person you feel comfortable crying in front of.
People who text you to look at the moon.
People who text you just to say hi.
The one you’ve known since childhood who you can go a long time without talking to but nothing changes.
Those who understand the value of holding space.
The mentor who pushes you to do better because they want better for you.
Friends you can joke about hypothetical situations with for hours on end.
The genuine ones.
Anyone who leaves you feeling good afterward, not just when you’re with them.
People who see your fault lines and say they have them too.
Anyone who came to mind as you read this.
Hold them close.
Love them hard.
Once you realize the power of your tongue,
you won’t say just anything.
When you realize the power of your thoughts,
you won’t entertain just anything.
And once you realize the power of your presence,
you won’t be just anywhere.
Please stop overthinking life like you have to have an answer to every feeling or situation.
That’s not how life works.
We figure it all out by just living.
We learn what’s important and what isn’t
by messing up,
by missing an opportunity,
by seeking advice and not taking it.
Sometimes we have no damn clue what to do, and that’s okay.
Always trust your gut and know that everything works out the way it’s meant to.
It always does.
Relax; we were never in control anyway.
Sometimes, a bad day turns into a bad week,
which finally becomes a bad month,
which ends up leading to generalized bad times.
And you struggle.
You feel like you’ve been thrown into a battlefield you did most certainly not ask for.
But you are here.
And you have to keep fighting.
Sometimes, staying alive with an optimistic mindset is like taking a spoon of the medicine you hate the most.
This spoon of medicine is bitter, hard to swallow and straight up disgusting so you block your nose with the other hand and drink it anyways because you have no other options.
The same thing happens here.
When you don’t want to fight anymore because you are just so tired, all you have to do is to blindly trust you’re gonna make it out alive.
You have to keep fighting, even if you are crawling on the floor.
I don’t care, you’ve got to keep fighting.
Life goes on after death, you will go on after bad times, I swear.
(Not my words.)
When people act shady, allow them.
When people betray your trust, allow them.
But never, ever sink to their level.
Their choices are a direct reflection of who they are, not who you are.
No matter how angry, hurt, or disappointed you may be, do not allow them to make you bitter.
React with love.
Sometimes that means retaliating with understanding and compassion; other times it means retaliating with acceptance and sheer silence.
Whatever it is, make sure it benefits you as a human being instead of lowering you into a position which you would rather not be in.
Normal people dont go around destroying other human beings.
Only those who are hurt, lost, and confused cause pain.
Don’t be one of them.
Just take the lessons and move on gracefully.
My primary GOAL in life is to feel vibrant and alive, inside and out. Mentally, emotionally, spiritually & physically.
I’ve been unhappy enough to know that I only want joy & peace to surround me and flow through me.
The ATTITUDE of “that’s just how I am, take it or leave it” is still a sign of immaturity.
As an adult, it’s your responsibility to figure out which of your traits are toxic and are negatively impactful towards other people and the ones you love, and to eventually learn how to fix them.
At some point, we all gotta start making ourselves better individuals.
If you truly believe you don’t have to change anything about yourself, even at the very least the worst in you, and that people will just have to deal with it, then sorry, you’re still a child & your attitude is a childish nonsense.
Every morning, we get a chance to be different.
A chance to change.
A chance to be better.
Your past is your past.
Leave it there.
Get on with the future part.