When you need a little 'pick me up'
Monday, October 14, 2013 5:17 AM
We all experience highs and lows in life. If you are feeling down right now, each second that passes is another moment to turn it all around. Feelings, good and bad, always come and go. The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low.
Just because something doesn't go as planned, doesn't mean it wasn't worth your while. Sometimes you have to fall forward, by learning what doesn't work, to discover what does. Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than ever before, so that you can stand up taller than you ever were before. Tears wash out our eyes so that we can have a clearer vision.
Live, learn and let go. Don't hold yourself down with the things you can't control. Don't carry your mistakes around with you. Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to fight for what you deserve.
When you stop expecting people and situations to be perfect, you can start appreciating them for who and what they are. Imperfections are important, and so are mistakes. We get to be good by learning from our mistakes and we get to be real by being imperfect.
Happiness comes more easily when you feel good about yourself without feeling the need for anyone else's approval. So stop worrying about what you're supposed to do and start doing what you know is right. No matter how you live, someone will always be judgmental of you. What truly matters is how you feel about yourself. Keep up your dignity and always be true to yourself and you will never be disappointed in the end.
The best way to lift yourself up is to lift others up and help them thrive. The happiest and most successful people are always looking for a way to help others. The unhappiest and most unsuccessful people always ask, "what's in it for me?" Success in life is not measured by how high you climb, but by how many people you bring to the top with you. When you choose to see and support the best in others, you end up finding the best in yourself.
Life is a journey that's only traveled once, so don't waste it. Today's moments quickly become tomorrow's memories. Every day may not be good, but there's something good about every day. Appreciating these things is what makes a good life in the end.
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