How many times on social media have we seen our vibe attracts our tribe? Over and Over AGAIN.
There is so much truth to that. Better yet looking around me, I see that my tribe just kind of arrived on its own.
Alot has happened since I left highschool > went to college > moved into a house with my friends for a summer > moved back home >moved to my boyfriends town > and landed where I am right now. Looking back I notice the most important friends I have are people who just kinda appeared. They came at times when I needed them the most and they helped me grow in the ways they were meant to. I really believe that.
I know we hear it over and over again that everything is meant to be like that but do we ever actually take a step back to recognize it in our own lives?
THINK ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE. Who are they for you?
Do we even really realize how amazing our friends are? I mean I am so grateful for the people that have stuck by me. That’s the thing though they came and they hung-out and along the way they stuck and that was that.
My tribe arrived. MY TRIBE ROCKS….as in they are my rocks. The pieces in the foundation of who I am and why I can be strong.
I am a dork. Love you guys bye.
Don’t let them win. Don’t let people with an overall negative presence affect you negatively. There just seems to be so many of them out there lately!
I feel like its almost negative to write a post along these lines….when in theory people are more complex then just being a nice person or an mean one. I really just think something I have noticed lately about adulting, is that bullies STILL EXIST!!! I don’t know I guess I just thought that when people became ADULTS they grew a sense of MATURITY….where bullying wouldn’t be a thing anymore. But I GUESSED WRONG. lol
When bullies are mad. Practice staying calm.
When bullies throw a fit….try your hardest not to throw a fit back.
When their taddling on you….don’t taddle back.
When their gossiping about you…don’t gossip back.
Focusing your energy onto the negative will bring you just that.
AKA When they are doing anything to harm you…be bigger they are. Try your best to make the situation. One thing I’ve noticed lately it is that miserable people will go out of there way to cause problems for you. For absolutely no reason. They will make a problem for us to deal with just to because they are the WORST kinda of person. The best we can do is try to not let it affect us and not let us hurt who we are. Stand unwavering.
Don’t let them fool you into thinking your anything other then what you are.
Its almost like some people exist to cause problems for us and their punishment is that itself. There are just some people out there that really cant help but be everyone’s problem. The universe does not hold you accountable for THEIR character.
Choose to continue to move forward on a positive foot and don’t let them win.
Choose to be the PEACE. Choose to lead.
Emotions come and emotions go. They leave is feeing high and they leave us feeling low. They are as fleeting as the time on a nice and sunny day in Mid July or a shooting star across the sky. The way they fleet is a reason to keep in mind how they can affect the choices you will make.
They can be dangerous if not handled with precautions to those we hold close the most. Our friends, family, our partners in crime.
One way you can avoid a disaster zone is to reflect for some time on decisions of any importance. Take your time to weigh your options, your opportunities, and your approach. Give plenty of thought to to why those emotions might be guiding you one way or another and mediate or pause on that even.
This is more of a warning to be concious of your own emotional triggered reactions if it is anything really, even in your everyday life.
Navigate through that emotional rollercoaster of life with caution. Xo. Xo.
There are many things that will try to struck you down in this life, but maintaining your hope is very very important to staying on a true path. I realize not everyone who comes across my blog may be of faith…Yet to me that is the true meaning of evil in this world. The good vs evil. The true and untrue. The good angel vs the little devil on your shoulder who will you pay more attention too? Who will you let whisper into your ear? The devil and God. A war within ourselves maybe or watching others struggle in their own battles.
I can’t imagine anyone out there who would consciously want to loose this war. Yet we forget it all the time. Be conscious of what is happening to you, that the bad things that happen may be trying to bring you down. Instead of getting down about all that goes wrong… Bring hope to the table, and look true evil in the face and shout to the world… I WILL NOT LOOSE. I will win the war and put my biggest hopes for my plate. Good WILL prevail <3
Be someone who refuses to be attacked in this world. Stay focused on all of the good. Stay full of hope. When the negative comes your way don’t put any energy into it. There’s no time for that life is too short.
I often believe that without troubles we would miss out on a lot of opportunities to grow. When times are hard and you feel like the weight of the world couldn’t bring you down any farther…. Remember that all painful struggles can be transformed into beautiful self-growth experiences.
You might think to yourself:
“Some people have it so easy.“
“Other people don’t have to deal with crappy situations like this…Why do I? ” Honestly? Why Me?
If you ask me.. I would never give up any of the times where life was tough! I don’t want to be a person who has everything handed to them and life is as easy as the breeze. I know that what life puts in front of me, I can handle it. Like they say “What won’t kill you, will only make you stronger.” There is so much truth to that!!!!!
Even though these times may not be the happiest, or most peaceful. I trust that there is a reason. I trust that I will grow. I trust that I will be stronger because of it. I myself trust in God. I know that not all my followers have the same beliefs as me…but I trust in their journeys and beliefs as well and the humble peace that comes from growing pains.
Why? Because I know that those times stretch me in ways that make me uncomfortable but those are the times where I learn the most. They are also where I realize how grateful I am for all the good moments, experiences, people, and truth I do have in my life. They make me grateful for who I am and who I have become because of them.
“Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake for when I am weak, then I am strong.” <3
A little while ago in my readings I stumbled upon an exercise where I was instructed to list 5 Things that make me valuable. It is quite simple and a little fun even. It gives you something to think about while being thankful for what you have and who you are as a person. You should try this too after you read mine. 🙂
5 Things that make me valuable:
- 1. I am loved greater than I can imagine.
- 2. I am dependable.
- 3. I have a big heart that’s Full of Love.
- 4. I am faithful.
- 5. I am honest.
The second part of the exercise went into things that can destroy my worth. I don’t think I came up with these ones on my own completely. I would like to say if I recall properly my daily reading that day guided me a wee bit. However, they kept me focused on some important simple distractions from living my life intune. The way it was meant to…
5 Things that destroy my worth:
- 1. Paying attention to lies.
- 2. Not focusing on Truth.
- 3. Focusing on the Negative/ Feeding it.
- 4. Anxiety without Mediation & Prayer Time ….Stick to the plan!
- 5. Toxic Energy & Paying Attention to it!
If you have further questions about this post or what part of it might mean….Sometimes the things I am trying to express getting received in opposite tones. Feel free to put them in the ask!
So quick we are to take yet forget what happiness giving can bring. So often we are excited for the days of the year we are to receive gifts yet forget how much excitement giving can bring when we see the joy that it brings out in others. That’s what happiness is about isn’t it? True Authentic Joy. Although gifts are a great example of giving and receiving in life; don’t forget to meditate on more than just the obvious paradigm.
There are many ways in which you can give. You can give your time. Which I am sure will be greatly appreciated and enjoyed with the people in your life. Don’t sit alone in your room for too long, or forget to visit relatives you might not have seen in awhile!
You can give your talents. In which ways can you use the talents you hold to help others in your life and community? I’m sure you use them all the time without realize it. Making a conscious effort of how you use them will bring joyto your day. Maybe one of your talents is baking, and that hot apple pie brought taste-filled happiness to your family get together. Maybe you are talented with fixing cars. That flat your sibling just got, that you helped fix could have saved the day. There are many ways in which we use are talents everyday to help the ones we love.
Give Humbly. Give without expecting anything in return. Give without boast or prideful measurements.
Give Wisely. Give a Pure Attitude. Give Gratitude. Give Advice. Give to someone today.
Yesterday in my daily readings I came across some good thoughts on encouraging others. The concept was that anyone you passed throughout any day could be carrying invisible signs that say “Encourage Me.” I often feel this when I come across older people wandering alone in shopping centers, or younger people who are struggling with their studies. Sometimes it is people the same age as me struggling with where exactly they want their life to go.
All I know is this. If you see someone, and you can see in their face that they are struggling with something…whether you know them or not. You can always find something encouraging to say. You can see what kind of Joy you might be able to bring to their day, and slightly push them out of whatever is so troubling. Humble yourselves, remember that we all struggle and out of your experiences help others too.
Encouraging words should come naturally. Whether is a simple “You’ve got this!” or an in-depth conversation see what you can bring to the situation…Big or Small.
“Wherefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as also ye do.” <3