It could always be worse. I have family, friends, a roof over my head and pets to snuggle up in bed with me to watch television at night. I ate today. Even though I've got a miserable case of some kind of respiratory yuck, it could be worse.
I'm my own worst enemy at times. I read between the lines and think too much which always leads to things that maybe I shouldn't be thinking about. Well, that is unless I am willing to do something about it.
No matter how little or in what context you know a person, even when you are the first recipient of devastating news about someone it hurts. And all you can do is shed the tears then pull yourself together and do what you need to do.
Unconditional love is just that. Unconditional.
Never make a long term decision during a short term upset. Think it through. Weigh the pros and cons. Do what you must and pray for the best.
Even when you can see the good in a person, that doesn't mean they can see it in themselves. And you can't make them see it or be the person that you know they are capable of being. Only they can do that.
The empathetic side of myself is sensitive. And sometimes I need to protect that side of myself to avoid overload. And that occasionally means going off by myself to regenerate.
Just because I have boundaries, morals, integrity...it doesn't mean that everyone else will. And I can't change them or control what they do or don't do. I have to control how I let them get under my skin.
Without effort, no matter what your goals or dreams are, they aren't going to come to fruition. Nobody is going to do it for me and it wouldn't be satisfying if they did. Manifest your dreams.
We are only promised one moment at a time. We don't know what tomorrow will bring or even the next hour will bring. Live. Live in the present because the past is already gone and the future is not a guarantee.
You are only as beautiful as the person you are inside. You can have a pretty face and an ugly soul. Be beautiful no matter what. Because that is how you will eventually be remembered.
It's not selfish to take care of yourself.
Honesty is the best policy. Speak your truth. Always.
Happy New Year to each and every one of you. I hope 2017 is one of the best years ever!