Quick Reminder

It’s been a while since I last posted anything, but I’ve been really busy lately. Between school activities, extracurriculars, my studies, and family commitments, it’s hard to find the correct time to blog and to actually think and write. 

I won’t blabber much. I’m just here to tell you a thing or two. First of all, the most essential thing in life is to always be there for the people who need you. When someone needs a shoulder to cry on, be there for that person. When a friend needs to take a load off his/her chest, be the one who listens. The feeling of serenity you’ll feel afterwards is beyond satisfying. Not only have you helped someone out, directly or indirectly, but you’ve also been able to achieve inner peace. 

Also, be thankful for what you have. Lately, I made a decision to stop complaining and learn to accept and be happy with what I have. It worked fine the first week, so I’m trying to make it a lifestyle. Be thankful for your friends. At least I know I am. My friends are incredible, and I don’t know what I’d do without them. Be thankful for your family. No bond is stronger than the one that connects a man and a woman to their children. Family is irreplaceable. And lastly, instead of focusing on the negatives, learn to embrace the positives. 

That’s all I have to say. Put a smile on your face, be good to others, and be kind. You’re awesome, remember that. 

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I Want to Break Free

[Queen reference]

Today, I’m happy. And I’ll tell you why.

I’m happy because I have decided to start looking at life from a whole new angle. Or at least trying to. But I’m making an effort nonetheless. Sure some things in life upset us, and even frustrate us, but that’s no way to live. I looked at life differently; I have amazing friends and wonderful parents, an adorable brother, a roof over my head, good grades and a satisfied life. I’m thankfully gifted and incredibly blessed. I also seemed to have made others feel better – whether about themselves or after facing a certain struggle – without even noticing it. I also have come to realize that I’ve had some trouble with being happy lately, and that is because I let any little detail ruin my day, and even my week. It’s hard not to get infuriated over things that mean a lot to us (I know that better than anyone), but that is when your determination to be happy kicks in. I encourage every single person to make a little endeavor and try to not hold grudges, because nothing ruins your life and relationships the way holding grudges does. Let’s all try to find serenity, together.

I let my feelings hold me back. I let people’s words and opinions hold me back. But with a little devotion and positive thoughts, it’ll ¬†all be over, and I’ll break free from the stress and those “I’m feeling down for no reason” moments.

Here are some things that bring me happiness, and you can see if they bring you happiness as well: listening to your favorite music, reading a book or two, working out and leading a healthy life, helping others out, smiling more often, listening instead of arguing, being yourself around others, and especially doing more of what you love.