Let Go, Forgive, Be Grateful, Keep it Simple, Trust Yourself

Let Go. Forgive. Be Grateful. Keep it Simple. Trust Yourself. Be Happy.

Let Go of the things you can’t control, of the anger, and the comparisons, the hurt and resentment – these things affect you more than anyone else and stop you from growing and moving forward.

Forgive those who you “think” have made you angry and realize perhaps you allowed them to have that effect on you. Be thankful you can learn from the lessons.

Be grateful for all that you have. Step back and look at the big picture…what really matters in the world? Everyone is faced with their own set of challenges and rarely would you choose someone else’s! We are so fortunate to have all that we have. If you are reading this, it means you have access to a computer / smart phone / electricity / wifi… that you are able to read or hear if someone else is reading it, or communicate… live your life with an attitude of gratitude.

Keep it Simple. Life is simple yet we complicate it for some reason. Look at your life and see how you might be able to eliminate something to simplify life just a little. Set some goals to de-clutter your life.

Trust Yourself. Listen to your gut instinct. Think with your feelings instead of always trying to rationalize everything. If you feel it, trust it!

Be Happy – it is a choice, and it’s yours to make.

Life happens – choose 2bepositive™

xo -kl

Everything Happens for a Reason

Take whatever situation you are experiencing and accept it is happening for a reason – you may not know the reason but it is part of your journey and will make you stronger.

 

Life happens – choose 2bepositive™

xo -kl

Snoopy comic

We are unique individuals…yet we insist on “copying” what others think / do / say / believe…to be like everyone else…Why?

Too often we fall into societies patterns of “thats what you’re supposed to do” or “this is what it means” or “it has to be done this way”. Many people gravitate towards these laid out guidelines because they feel safe or because it’s easy, or just because they always have…without thought. And if it works for them, then it works for them, but it is important to realize it doesn’t work for everyone and nobody should be judged, criticized or labeled because of it. Perhaps they have never stopped to think if it makes sense, or how another might see the situation or if that is even what they want. Sometimes worrying about what others might think or say about them keeps them from doing what they wish they could do. Yet others who make other choices are seen to be “different”. (please note, I’m talking about conscious choices not to just do whatever everyone else does as opposed to extreme behaviors which might be of concern) and yes everyone IS different and that is a good thing :)

But once we realize that what works for one person, doesn’t work for another…and it doesn’t mean it’s right or wrong, we are able to appreciate the many choices out there, we can be more tolerant and understanding of others. We can respect each person’s choices and realize we too have choices.

Some people do not have the ability to sit and watch the leaves fall off the tree. Some don’t want to. Some don’t like to. Others may not understand why anyone would just sit there…and for me (and Snoopy and many others) it is so beautiful to just sit, watch and appreciate.

Life happens – choose 2bepositive™

xo -kl

Judging others

Do we ever really know what it is like to be another person? Of course not, we don’t live their life, so why are people so quick to judge other people’s choices…or worse yet appearances / religions / values? Wouldn’t it be a beautiful thing if we could all just live our lives without being put down, defensive, embarrassed to be who we are?

 

Life happens – choose 2bepositive™

xo -kl