As 2017 comes to a close many of us take time to reflect upon the year. The could have’s, the should have’s and the would have’s.
I for one am not a reflector of note, however sometimes it is good to see where you went wrong (or right) and how to improve from there on out.
2017 has been a ridiculously tough one! However there are always lessons to take from the tough times 🙂
“Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning… Anyone can start over and make a new ending.”
― Chico Xavier
Nobody REALLY knows your story
And nor do you really know theirs. Be kind, always. Don’t judge if you can help it – we are all doing the very best we can and we all have our troubles to face when we turn out the lights at night. If you can start each day seeing everyone without judgement and with fresh eyes, you will make decisions that come from the heart.
Good friends are measured by quality not quantity.
I have always been an amenable individual. I have also found that people tend to be drawn to me because I generally project an energy that rarely is projected these days.
However, the sad reality is that people are not always there for as you are for them. Its as honest as that, thus taking me back to the notion of appreciating quality over quantity.
Friendship is not measured by how many people are wanting to be around you ALL THE TIME, but it is measured by the meaningful, genuine and compassionate people you choose to keep company with; those are the people you need to get through the TOUGH STUFF.
Every person is fighting their own battle.
Be kind. that’s all.
Oftentimes the TOUGH STUFF, brings us down and may keep us there to a point where seemingly it seems there is no return.
In all honesty, everyone is going through something difficult. It really costs nothing to simply just “Be there” for someone who may not even know that they need it at that point in time.
Some people will hate every part of you.
But others will LOVE every part of you -so whose really winning? If you are loved by everyone, it means you’re doing SOMETHING wrong. So in essence, all we should do in instances as such is to accept things and move on.
It’s okay to take time out.
Sometimes we need to recuperate. I literally feel exhausted after a day of being fully energised (Someone call the fun police). Interacting with people all day and taking the time to ensure that everyone is okay should be considered a job.
However it is easy to get engulfed in a routine as such. With that, oftentimes you have to remind yourself that you matter too, that its okay to take time out and take a “chill pill”, just to metaphorically keep all of your marbles in tact.
Everybody you come across probably wants the same thing in life.
And whats that? Pure and utter happiness. It is as simple and as complicated as that.
Relationships can be dumb and stupid
Generally, I think that in this aspect it is where you learn SO much about yourself. You experience so much, so fast that sometimes you’re not even aware about what is happening around you. Sometimes you’re oblivious to the bullshit but if you’re not? Kudos to you! So in essence, some people are over and above a waste of time and effort (and space) for no logical reason. But eventually you’ll realise that it ultimately taught you a lesson and you can dust yourself off from the mess they left behind.
…more importantly though;
LOVE. Love love Everything around you.
Always let your heart SWELL with love and gratitude even when the whole world is falling apart. Feel for those who can’t feel. Love strangers. Don’t become desensitized & MOST importantly love yourself.