Okay, so now I remember why I'm usually "offline" in Facebook chat. An old acquaintance messaged me a few minutes ago and started the whole "Wow, what are you doing up at 3am?" conversation. When I mentioned I was about to film a couple of videos for my new YouTube channel, they responded with "rly? u think people ACTUALLY care about what you have to say?"
Um. Well.. Yea? I mean, I hope so. Anyways, this just ties in perfectly to something I've been thinking a lot about over the past couple of days: Positivity.
Why IS it that the world seems to have so little of it sometimes? People always want to gossip about the negative things. And then there are those people who only see the bad side...... to EVERYTHING. But why?! That's such a horrible and unhappy way to live!
And.. unfortunately, sometimes those people are your parents. Or your boss. Or even your friends or your partner. How do you avoid letting them bring you down? And how do you respond to someone close to you when they attack everything you stand for and do? Well, you can either distance yourself, or confront them and try to change their outlook on life.
One of my favorite things to do is to think of things I'm thankful for throughout the day. For instance: even when our dogs are barking their heads off for no reason and it's on my last nerve... I'm thankful that we have them because they are sweet and affectionate girls who love us unconditionally. When I don't want to drive an hour to the studio to work... I'm thankful I have a job in an economy where SO many people don't AND that it's a job I love and that I have a great boss who believes in me no matter what. When I don't want to cook dinner, I think about the fact that I not only have food to cook, but it's also tasty and nutritious food... when so many people go hungry.
So, you see.. there is ALWAYS something good in every situation. It might not always be apparent, but it's there. Somehow. Some way. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
My challenge to you is to think about something you're thankful for and post it in the comments below. And then put a smile on your face! Because even when things suck.. and you feel alone.. guess what. I'm here and I believe in you and love you. No matter what.
So hold your head up high and smile on, my darlings!