When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile
A wise man said to me “Jenna, you are never gonna be happy in life if you keep surrounding yourself with negative people. Life is too short to be unhappy.” and he was absolutely correct. I believe positive thinking and surroundings are good for everyone. He changed my outlook on life. It was a lesson learned. They say people come into your life for a reason and I believe he came into my life briefly to get me out of my negative funk. I now surround myself with more positive people and put myself into more positive situations, which overall makes me happier as a person. I am totally anti-social and hate meeting new people. The past 8 months I have opened up and met some pretty amazing people. I recently met my friend’s friend, who just so happens to be a cousin of my daughter, and she is probably the most positive person I have ever met. Her daughter was diagnosed with lukemia and they stayed positive threw the entire thing, as scary as cancer is, and she believes that is what helped her daughter, their belief and their positivity that she was gonna make it threw. Positive thinking can do wonders for your mind when dark situations happen.I just feel bad that I’ve been shrugging off my more negative type of friends, maybe thats a loyalty thing thats bugging me, I don’t know. I just know real friends shouldnt be upset when you are trying to make your life better for you and your child.
Sometimes people come into your life & you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or help you figure out who you are & or who you want to become You never know who these people may be (possibly your roommate, neighbor, professor, long lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger), but when you lock eyes with them, you know at the very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.and sometime things will happen to you that may seem horrible, painful, & unfair at first, but in reflection you find that without overcoming these obstacles that you would have never realized your true potential, strength, will power, or heartEverything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by mean of good luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness & sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without this small test, whatever they may be, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. It would be safe & comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless.The people that you meet who affect your life, and the success and downfalls you experience, help to create who you are and who you will become Even the bad experiences are learned from. In fact, they are the most poignant ones.If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious when you open your heart. If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because in a way, they are teaching you to love & how to open your heart & eyes to things.Make everyday count. Appreciate every moment & take from those moments everything you could possibly can for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people that you have never talked to before & actually listen… Let yourself fall in love again, break free, and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right too.Tell yourself that you are a great individual & believe in yourself. For if you don’t believe in yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in you. You can make your life anything you wish…..Create your own life & then go out & live it with absolutely NO REGRETS. Most importantly, if you love someone tell him or her, for you NEVER know what tomorrow may have in store. And learn a lesson in life each day you live.Today is the tomorrow you were worried about yesterday…. Was it worth it?
My friend Kayla is pretty frigging amazing. We have known each other for 6 years and for the past 2, we have barely spoken. I needed a friend. She was there. She was there when my son passed away, and my “closest” friends weren’t, she was there when I needed a place to stay, and she’s there when I need a friend. She is a positive person and I find myself to be happier around her because of her positivity. The past 2 years were long and gray and I believe its because I’ve spent most of the past 2 years hanging out with people who hated their own lives just as much as I hated mine.Sometimes in life, you find a special friend. Someone who changes your life just by being part of it. Someone who makes you laugh until you can’t stop. Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world. Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it. This is forever friendship. When you’re down and the world seems dark and empty, your forever friend lifts you up in spirit and makes that dark and empty world suddenly seem bright and full. Your forever friend gets you through the hard times, the sad times an dthe confused times. If you turn and walk away, your forever friend follows. If you lose your way, your forever friend guides you and cheers you on. Your forever friend hold your hand and tells you that everything is going to be okay. And if you find such a friend, you feel happy and complete because you need not worry. You have a forever friend, and forever has no end.
Here’s to the nights that turned into mornings with the friends that turned into family ❤
If I am happier, my daughter is happier. Which is great. If I am more positive, she is also, more positive. Which is better. So if I’m not gonna stay positive for me, I know I will always stay positive for her. I am so thankful for the people in my life, especially my family and friends. Be thankful for those who stick by you when you are down and out.Show some gratitude. Those types of people are rare.