have you smiled today?

Jason Mraz is amazing, and so is this song! It’s become my “feel good” song

“I wont give up… if the skies get rough. I’m giving you all my love, I’m still looking up.

I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make. Our differences do a lot to teach us how to use the tools and gifts we got, ya we’ve got a lot at stake. We had to learn how to bend without the world without the world caving in. I had to learn what I got, and what I’m not and who I am… No I Am Not Giving Up, We Are Alive, And We Are Worth It!”

I’ve seen this over and over again and it makes me smile Every Darn Time!

Chester See is a great artist, this song holds a greater meaning than the video may portray, but still made me smile 🙂 hope it does the same for you

 

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KEEP GOING!

If you’re going through a tough time – KEEP GOING.

We’ve all been there. That place that feels like the end of the road. That point in life where you feel as though you just don’t have the strength to go on. Whether you’re struggling with heartache, negativity, illness, personal turmoil, plans falling through, death of a loved one, feeling unworthy, loneliness, self-esteem, facing some sort of judgement, or something else… there is someone who’s been there.

Let this be a reminder that you are NOT alone. Other people have been there, of course they have never been in your shoes, so yes, your life is different, maybe you feel it is harder… but that does not mean that you are alone! Just because someone doesn’t understand doesn’t mean they don’t care… trust me, people care!

If I’ve learned anything through my life, or through watching those in my life, it’s that if we’re facing a difficult time, the only way to get through it is to KEEP GOING! Push through that damn dark cloud and find the ray of sunshine, cause I promise you, it’s there.

Let those around you be your guiding stars. Let them lead you to the other side of that cloud. Just promise you won’t give up!

Suggestions:

– try finding something, one thing, that makes you smile. (maybe this?)

like seriously... haha

– tell someone you’re not feeling well, that life has got you down. It’s OKAY to let someone in, let them know you’re not okay. There’s nothing wrong with asking for help!

– laugh at something… laughter can do wonders, really, you should try it. (laugh at this?)

i've totally done this!

no worries, if you thought that was stupid… it was just an attempt… 🙂

– acknowledge that these struggles in life are NORMAL! it’s okay to struggle from time to time. One of my favorite quotes is, “Pain is essential, suffering is optional.”

Stay positive!

Take a moment and think back to another time you felt run down. Did you make it through that event? If you’re reading this then I think you can answer “yes” to that question 😉 and be proud of that! Think about that time, think about how exhausted you may have felt… and then think about something happy that happened after it. Why? Well, because without overcoming the obstacle that stood in your way, you never would have had that happy moment.

Life has a way of knocking us down time and time again, and it will continue to do so. But how we handle those chaotic moments is what matters. We are in charge of our own lives.

So, no matter what you’re facing, the rest of the world is right there with you, promise. And if you still feel stuck tomorrow, still feel like you’re on a dead-end road, KEEP GOING and make your own path. Live your life in such a way that requires you to tell your own story, because you pushed through the storm and found that ray of sunshine.

You never know, your story may save someone someday.

Keep going, you’ve held on this long. Find that strength that’s buried deep down, tell yourself you’re strong enough, and press on!