Oh the inventiveness, inquisitiveness and joy of a child! They seriously look at the world with new eyes, wondering about everything, and finding everything wonderful!
I just love being with children of all ages, you’d be amazed at what these young people come up with in the world today. You’d think that the world is going downhill pretty fast, but you’d be amazed at how the new generation, with their new, fresh perspective on everything, do.
I saw an article on Yahoo the other day that a girl, I think she was eight, found $4,000 on the ground. Instead of keeping it, she made sure to go and find the owners. She was rewarded for her efforts but when asked about it merely told the reporter that she did it because it was the right thing to do no matter what. If our young children are like this, and there are many of them, then I think the world is going to turn out just fine eventually, given enough time and effort.
So today, try and look at the world with the new eyes of a child, find the wonderment and the joy in little things. Find in your heart the little one that wants to do good things for the world, and then hold onto that feeling with all you have.
Do you ever notice that we seem to be different people when we’re around certain people? It’s one of those things that you are a certain kind of person with your parents and siblings, someone different with your partner, someone else completely at work with co-workers and again some variant when out with your friends. This can be personality and not just maturity, so the question is, why do we do this? Are we adapting to each of the different climates of our life or are we not being true to ourselves?
We are one person that seems to live many lives, and it’s a rare find to find someone that is the same way with everyone. I find that I even have different “personalities” almost with the different people I work with. I have one person at work that we are all business and no chatting, but when we’re working we get a lot done, like we have it down to a system that gets a ton done. Another person at work, although we get the job done, we’re a lot more social, talking about things we like and having a good laugh while working. Is this bad? No, I don’t think so, it’s just how our personalities mix for the most part.
However it’s when you’re living two lives almost completely opposite and you feel like you have to hide parts of yourself from one person or another that there’s a problem. To be perfectly honest and open about yourself is the one truth no one should be denied being able to tell. You have to be honest about who you are or you’re always going to feel like you aren’t worth anything. No one should feel this way.
Take control of your life, and who you are!
Be you since you are the most endangered species there is, because there is only ever one of you. Don’t let yourself go extinct to please others!
Don’t ask me if I know what today is, I do. Don’t ask me if I was there, if I saw what happened today eleven years ago, I saw. Don’t ask me why today’s quote isn’t something more geared towards what today is for millions of people all over the world, because I think this one is perfect.
Today, eleven years ago was a tragedy, but it was a problem when it really comes down to it, just a problem in the middle of our world laid bare for all to see. Now I’m not sure what level of thinking made the problem, it doesn’t matter, what does matter is what we do about the problem or what we have done. I’m not sure what we’ve done as a world has really benefitted anyone, or really solved the problem at all. I think honestly that the same level of thinking or below that created the problem was used to try and fix the problem.
Well one might ask, “Belle, what do you think would solve the problem, if you’re so smart?”
I’m not smart, trust me on that one, and I don’t think I have the solutions to all the problems in the world, not really. I honestly don’t even know if this blog does anything to contribute at all to the world in a positive way, but I hope that it does.
What I do know is that fighting does solve a problem caused by fighting, and that a cut never healed by cutting someone deeper.
So I think, today of all the days, we need to use our higher thinking, and that doesn’t always mean our intellects. Sometimes that means our hearts and our souls do the thinking and our brains shut down for a while with all their logic.
One word: Love.
Love sounds like an easy way of saying something simple and leaving it at that, but it’s really not. Love is a complicated mixed up thing, ask a teenager or young adult. It’s exciting a wonderful, ask a newlywed couple. It’s scary and challenging, ask someone who just became a parent. Love is enduring and forgiving, as a couple that has been together more than ten years. Love brings life and new energy to ones that are older, ask a new grandparent. Love is patient and caring, ask a couple that just had their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Love can hurt but it also can live on through anything, ask someone who just lost their partner after being together until the end.
Love is far more challenging and complicated a thing than just a simple word, but it has the power to change whole nations, whole cities, whole people and hearts. Love can change anything given enough time and enough willing people to use it.
So today, on the darkest of days and one with the most hope looking forward to the future, all I have to say to you all is love. Love deeply, love wholly, and love purely.
I love you all!!
Everyone is awesome in their own way, but some of us hide our awesomeness somewhere, afraid to let people notice us for who we are.
We all do something that is uniquely something we can do, and anyone else trying to the same thing wouldn’t be able to do just the same way.
So next time you’re feeling awesome, make sure to tell someone else that they are awesome as well, and then maybe when you’re having a down day, someone will remember to tell you right when you need it.
Proclaim your awesomeness today!!
Ever have one of those kinds of days? Everything is going great, or you have a great idea and then you go to do something, just one little thing and you end up in a spot that you’re not easily going to get out of. That is an uh-oh sort of day.
Now there are two things you can do on such a day, one is just sort of struggle until you’re so worn out and so much more tangled that you’re even worse off than you were or you can ask for some help to get out of the mess you landed yourself in. Now this can be any kind of help, ask the universe, ask your deity, ask your trusted parent or guardian, ask your best friend, etc. The list is endless of who you could ask for help, but ask.
The main thing is not to panic and make the whole situation worse. Take a couple deep breaths and then figure out what’s best to do.
Then together, once you have some help, you and they can get you out of it so much easier than struggling.
Perception? Perception is a funny thing. Everyone seems to use perception differently, everyone has a different opinion on what they’ve perceived, and everyone thinks that their way is the right way to think about it. So let’s do a little exercise.
So what is a Rhino was just an overweight unicorn? We just think that a Rhino is a Rhino for the most part. They’re big, have thick skin and live in Africa, right? But what if it was just a unicorn that had a little weight problem, found a few too many four leaf clovers to eat (I dunno, I’m making this up LOL). Our opinion of what that unicorn is (a rhino) is holding them back from being anything else to us or anyone else that thinks like us. Perceptions hold others back and ourselves back from embracing light and truth.
So the next time you see someone, or something, and you just assume you know exactly what it is, think again just for a moment. Look at the same person or thing and think, what else could they be if I just allow them to be what they are instead of the label I think they are?
You never know until you try it! ; )
There are a lot of us, especially on blog sites that are super creative adults and teenagers. Now I’m not sure if this goes for everyone but I find myself giggling at my own writing and enjoying myself like I did so much as a kid. We all have an inner child but some of us as we grow up kind of kill it off or cage it up so much that we end up unhappy.
Your internal child is the eternal optimist, the creative genius, the artistic playmate, the explorer even in just the backyard and the eager bard that tells the best stories. Through the eyes of your inner child you can see the world as an adventure waiting to happen and be able to record it creatively every day. However kids need nurturing and so does your inner child.
So take some time out to nurture your inner child. Maybe they want to go to the aquarium, or the museum. Take them to the park to get ice cream and feed the pigeons. Take them to the zoo or for a nature walk to find pretty rocks. Find something that sparks your imagination and makes you feel more creative and excited for life.
After all, it’s your adventure in your point of view, share it!
Some things we just end up outgrowing, but because they’re so familiar, we don’t want to let them go and grow onto and into other things that are even better. We get defensive and we cling to these ideas, people and places, making it hard for anything new to enter our lives without getting blown off several times.
Sometimes to move forward in this life we have to let go. For some people, this is the scariest thing you could ask them to do. Ask them to defend an idea, or to hold on for a bumpy ride and they’re great, they can do that, but the courage to let something go, that’s completely different.
If there is something in your life you need to let go of, think of it now, and take a deep breath in. When you take that first breath in, breathe into your lungs everything about that thing that you need to let go, think of everything, every detail and bring it in with the air into your lungs. Then as you breathe out, let it all go, breathe it all out with your exhale. Then on the next breath in, breathe in everything you need to replace it, the new idea and the new energy of something that is going to benefit you, take it all into yourself. Then when you breathe out again, breathe out your wish to move forward to the universe.
Breathe some new energy and life into your life!
Simple law of physics really, two objects, ideas, feelings, or thoughts can occupy the same space. So when the space in your mind and heart is full of positive things, there isn’t room for the negative. However if it’s full of negative things, there isn’t room for the positive either. One cannot be where the other is, light and dark don’t mix but rather divide the space.
So we have to subtract or take out the things that are negative in our lives. This could be a detrimental thought about yourself or someone else. This could be that toxic friend that always makes you feel horrible about yourself. It could be that job that is holding you back from your real potential. It could just be that you never take care of yourself with decent food and sleep.
Whatever it is, you have to take it out of your life to bring in the positive things you want for yourself and your life. Think happy thoughts about everyone and everything! Stay positive! Look for friends that value you for who you are! Find your dream job and work towards it! Eat and sleep properly so you always feel your best!
Most of all, keep smiling!!
Sometimes we just need to laugh, find something and just let go for a while, from whatever it is that is stressing us out or making us sad. Honestly we all get to a point where any more stress and we sort of shut down. Sometimes you just need to declare a moment a stress free zone.
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