Tuesday, June 7, 2011

what you create.

I'm not old enough to play baseball or football. I'm not eight yet. My Mom told me when you start baseball, you aren't going to be able to run that fast because you had an operation. I told Mom I wouldn't need to run fast. When I play baseball, I'll just hit them out of the park. Then I'll be able to walk. - From Chicken Soup for the Soul
It’s about seeing the good. It’s about holding on when all you want to do is let go.

Life: it can be hard, stressful, depressing…sometimes, good people get dealt bad cards. We don’t always get what we deserve, and sometimes karma doesn’t make it all the way back around. You can’t spend your days focusing on the bad, the negative, the evil. How can you go on with your day when you are obsessing on everything that is or could go wrong? The only thing to do next is give up, but why? Why give up when you can fight. Why stop when you can change everything around and try.

Giving up is easy. Settling is easy.

It’s always the hard times and the hard things in life that are worth it. So keep fighting, keep trying and don’t give up. When all the voices in your head are saying you aren’t worth it and nothing is worth a fight, tell it to shut up. There is more and there is good.
It’s about seeing the good because there is good in every situation. With every loss, every heartache, every unsettling and unhappy situation…something better will come of it. It’s not that you should focus on the good, it’s that you MUST look for the good. If you get sucked into the realm and the obsessing ideas of the overwhelming bad things in this world…they will ultimately win.

They cannot win.
So with everything you have, realize what you have. With every person in your life, realize the good they offer, the good they bring into your relationship. Try and find the good in others, in every situation, in every moment. It’s about finding the things worth living for, the things that make you smile, warm your heart. It's about realizing your potential, and the absolute potential in others. 

It's about forgiveness and moving forward. To always be able to do what makes you happy. To be able to do what you want and want you love, is to have your soul sing in perfect harmony with the world. 

To have others support you in what you do - can make you the luckiest of people. Support others. When the person giving you the hardest of times is yourself, that voice is sometimes the loudest. All we need to hear is an interruption. Someone or something to interrupt our negative train of thought. All we need is support and love. 

You CAN do this. 
You CAN be this. 
You WILL get better. 

To have someone backing you up, helping you stand or picking you up after you've fallen - that is what we all need. We need to be pushed, supported, helped. Look for the good in others, focus on the good. There are people, moments, memories that bring you right back to where you need to be. That bring you back to reality of life and all the beauty left in it. Sometimes, a friend or even a stranger, who has confidence, support and believes in you...someone who tells you you can do this, a little voice, a friend, support...is all we need. Someone can ultimately change our day around from bad to good. You have the power to help others.

So if you look for it, I have a sneaky feeling you’ll find it. The good. It is everywhere. Please don’t forget to be thankful. There is enough good in this world, you sometimes just have to work to find it. It's worth it.

Trust me.

"Be thankful for what you have, you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."

To everyone in my life,  from little to now: you have had such an impact on who I am and what I have become. Through struggles and strengths, I have learned and grown and moved forward. I am thankful for every friendship, every conversation, every memory. So thank you. 

There is good in all of us. Never forget the absolute potential that you are capable of. Always believe in yourself...and if you ever feel alone, please, please know, I believe in you.

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