"@LoveQuotes: Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate."
So much easier to live a life of love, than enduring a life of hate.
There are so many things in this world to love and appreciate, and likewise an equal amount of things of disgust to hate. People these days are so easily depressed, so easily upset, and so easily controlled by others actions, others fortune, and simply others words. And it's getting worse because it's become so easy to be discouraged and down about life, and take a pill until it comes back again; besides misery loves company. I ask myself why have we not found a way to raise our children to think differently? How have we allowed negativity to be the norm? When does self esteem evolve into self confidence?
I was having a conversation with my mom once and I don't recall the exact topic, but I do remember her making fun of me about something. I then said to her...
"Ma, what if I took that personal and it really hurt my feelings?"
She claimed, "Boy, please, low self esteem doesn't even run in our family."
I sat back and thought, Hmmm she's right! Later in life, I realized that isn't exactly possible. I recognized that the reason I grew confidence during my childhood was because of how I was raised with encouragement and also the lessons I learned from the mistakes I made. And I made a ton growing up, and that's where most my knowledge and awareness developed from. As a teacher myself I know that you can only tell someone so much before they must experience it themselves.
Looking for the love and admiration of things in life is a process that isn't very easy to transition to, however it's a worthy process for all parties involved in so many ways. It unlocks a level of optimism that is so enjoyable that it becomes a way of life for you and it feels so good that you want to share it with those around you. It's one of those things that can multiply with time when so many people experience and express it themselves. This happiness is something you have to believe in and eventually expect it.
If you live your life a certain way with a particular expectation, then that expectation becomes a reality.
Believing in positive things and surrounding yourself with positive people will definitely give more opportunities for positive things to happen to you. I'm absolutely positive about that. HehHehHeh
In closing, I think about the statement... It takes more effort and muscles in your face to frown, than it does to smile. Such as life... It takes more of an effort to ridicule, become angry with, get revenge on or so many other things to upset yourself or others than it takes to look past particular actions and smile thinking silently, 'They are doing the best they can with what they have and I should accept that.'
Live life without stress... It's never created a solid solution anyway.
Thanks for listening, please leave a comment if you got this far. ;-)
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