Naturally, you would think your supporters would be your biggest motivators. But that’s actually never been the case for me. I find it is those who are unsupportive who drive me to constant improvement. They are the ones who push me to better myself each and every day.
So for that, I am thankful. Thankful to those who remind me why I do what I do. Thankful for being self-aware and knowing myself more than others know me. Thankful because I understand that the happier I am with my own decisions in life, the closer I am to achieving personal success.
The vision you have for your life serves as the catalyst for change. The amount of discouragement you encounter is minimized when you stop expecting others to constantly be there for you and provide their reassurance. You become more focused on your goals. Your priorities shift and gravitate towards the things that matter. You learn to depend less on what others can do for you and more on what you can do for yourself.
You are responsible for making decisions that are best for you. Don’t wait for someone else to make them for you. It is your duty to ensure that no matter what happens at any given moment, you are content with the life you’ve led. If you make a mistake along the way, it is up to you to own it and learn from the experience.
Your happiness doesn’t depend on whether or not someone consents to the way you choose to live your life. What it really comes down to is the role you’ve played to get yourself to where you are, with or without having a support system behind you.
If I could be anywhere today, it would be +30 and we’d be half dressed.
Basically anywhere on the east coast of Canada (and not on the west).😂
I keep seeing pics of my friends back home having bonfires or at the beach. Meanwhile, I wore my winter coat yesterday and have the heat jacked up.
I’m not jealous, I’m just sayin’...something ain’t right.🙄
If someone mistreated you in this very moment, would you forgive them? What if that same person was someone you invested all of your trust and faith in? What if they took advantage of your heart and filled it with everything but kindness? Could you still find it within yourself to forgive them?
The answer should be simple: Yes, you should. Forgiveness is for you, not for them. Forgive yourself for allowing them to hurt you. Forgive your heart for being able to maintain its purity in a world full of corruption.
It’s natural for you to feel pain immediately after its infliction. Think of a scab and how long it takes to heal. When you first injure yourself, the pain you feel on your body is immediate. And you continue to feel a stinging sensation for a while. But over time, the scab falls off on its own and the skin underneath begins to heal and regenerate. Your heart acts in the same way.
All physical and emotional pain needs time to heal fully. The hurt you experience from others is not going to suddenly dissipate. Just like it took time for the pain to settle, it will take time for it to fade away.
Isolation vs Solitude. Don’t confuse these two concepts. They both imply being alone; however, there is a significant difference to note between them.
Isolation isn’t something that is sought. The act of isolating oneself excludes an individual from social environments they may actually want to be a part of. However, they unknowingly build walls around themselves which prevents others from reaching and connecting with them.
Solitude, on the other hand, is something that you actively seek. It’s a desire to rekindle the relationship you have with yourself. The person retreats from their social life in order to reenergize and revitalize their lives without deprivation. The time they spend alone refuels them and gives them the clarity they need to rejoin reality with a clear and balanced mind-frame.
Know the difference and don’t be afraid to spend time alone. Don’t underestimate the power it can have to bring you new perspective on things you’ve never given much thought. The time you spend with yourself could be the one thing you need that can set everything straight.
Shake Saturday? 🥤🥤Ok maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but I had to post something. I haven’t been as active on instastories lately because I’m sick with a mother of a chest cold. It’s that time of the year I guess 🤧 I’ve been working hard behind the scenes on crafting product for my Etsy shop- not just designing on the computer, but actually “crafting” 🖌. Tonight after work I’ll be writing and editing all night, so catch me with some form of caffeine in hand. ☕️ What are your weekend plans?? #pointeduchene#exploreNB#discoverNB#shakesaturday#ecmmedia#adventuresathome#canadianwriter#canadianblogger#canadianmom