I can promise you that this isn't going to be a preachy, heavily quoted and motivational post. Well I hope it's a little bit motivational but the fact is that I'm writing this just because you need to hear it. There aren't any revolutionary or highly original thoughts in this but rather a bunch of truths that you already know, simply compiled into the highly coveted list post. So here they are.
1. The Kindness Of Strangers.
This is something that we're born knowing, we never expect anything bad from someone when we're a baby because we can't even understand what bad is.
I'm not saying that your parents are wrong in teaching you to beware of people and I'm not saying that you should ask that shady person in an alley who doesn't look absolutely sober for directions. I'm just saying that maybe the world isn't such a bad place, maybe majority of the people out there are brilliant and incredible! After all how many bad people do you know compared to how many good people you know? If you feel like you have more good people than bad then that's probably the same for everyone else and if you feel like you're only surrounded by people who aren't good then get out and find them! It won't be that hard, I promise.
I know this sounds incredibly cliched but it's so ridiculously true! When your elementary teacher tells you that you can become anything you want, it's true. However when your high school teacher tells you that you can only become a fraction of your dreams if you pass a test, it's mean and it's a lie. Think about it for a second, if you put in all of yourself into a particular dream, destination or goal, you can achieve it!
Close your eyes for a second and think about your biggest dream, whether it's a profession, a relationship or even an idea. Whatever you thought of is possible and if it's not, you have the power to make it possible. This all sounds a bit flouncy and frivolous but it's just the truth and i'm not being naive and ignorant in saying that. You are if you're blind enough to not believe it.
3. The Little Things Do Matter Most.
Everyone says that and truthfully it's really hard to believe it because after all, which sounds more memorable, skydiving or the ride in the car with a loved one going to the place where you'll skydive. Obviously skydiving is much more of an experience, it's exhilarating and exciting. However the car ride will warm your heart and in a time where you had to choose a moment to relive, you would choose the car ride. Everyone would! I'm not saying don't ever skydive and only drive with your friends or family, i'm just saying that take a second longer to appreciate and savour these moments. Smell your coffee for a second longer, hold your mother in a hug for an extra minute, reread the last sentence of a book because it was so impactful and stay there for a moment, take a tiny detour just so your roadtrip lasts half an hour longer.
It'll all matter so much more because the relationships and people we meet in our life are what makes it worth living, understand that and cherish it.
4. Have absolutely zero expectations
Try it. Just have zero expectations for your day, month, year etc. Don't confuse this with not being ambitious and not having goals, it just means that you don't expect anything just because you're so immersed in the NOW. My friend reiterated this fact to me when I was really sad and just needed to hear this and I hope it'll do the same for you. To say the least, the rest of my day went great and my week is still heading strong. I've realised that this is because instead of worrying,thinking and living in the future, you just end up making the most of every moment that's happening right this second.
5. Everything's going to be alright.
"This too shall pass" was something my father has always said and it's so beautifully true I don't even know where to begin. Even if a situation ends in a way that isn't ideal and wasn't your original plan, doesn't mean that that conclusion is bad.
I often like to think that the unexpected result of a situation is actually much better than the original outcome. Look at all the horrible things that you have been through, you're still here, you're still well enough to be reading this! If things aren't alright and you're still stuck in a bad frame of mind and being then it's not the end yet. For every single thing always ends well and even if you're well for a second before it's all over, then it forever remains well. After all, everything passes, everything will be alright and everything will restore itself.
I really hope that this helped and trust me that if you keep these 5 little truths in your mind as often as you can, it'll benefit you in ways that you will soon realise. Please do let me know your thoughts, any post ideas you might have and most importantly, your truths!
Have the best day ever,
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Have the best day ever,
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