Your story is only beginning

One bad chapter in your life doesn't mean your story is over. It means your story has character, meaning, and is only beginning. There will be seconds, minutes, moments, hours, and even days you will wake up and endure one of your worst chapters. 

This. Is. Life.

Life is a book of endless experiences that range from a pristine utopia to a sadistic nightmare that is unexpected. And only you can dictate your life. So unless those people who belittle you for whatever reason are willing to read your entire book, they cannot judge you nor define you. Because in the end, those who live in glass houses should not throw stones, as those people tend to blame you for their own foibles and shortcomings which only define them.

There will be people who use you, there will be people who abuse you, and there will be people who lose you. You will be betrayed, you will be lied to, you will be manipulated, and you will be left behind. There will be people who love you, hate you, or simply 'nothing' you. And speaking of hate, it is a well known fact that there are people in this world who will hate you. In fact, you will meet several in your life. And sometimes those who hate you, will hate you because of the way other people love you. Remember, you have absolutely nothing to prove. Let them have an opinion of you because at the end of the day, what others think of you is none of your business. 

And speaking of business, you cannot undermine a human's natural right to speak. Whether good or bad, you cannot control what another human being says or how another human being reacts, but you can; however, choose how you want to respond to them and whether or not you want to take it personal.  Remember, you are in charge. If you are thinking negatively, you are attracting negative. If you are thinking prosperity, you are attracting happiness and security. Eventually all of those wonderful thoughts will turn into greatness and incredible things will manifest as a result. 

You have so much love within your soul, give some to yourself before you give any of it to someone else. Love yourself so much that you can rely less on others to love you. The answer is not within the solution, as the solution is never to be cold and bitter let alone ruthless and oafish. And separating right from wrong, as well as, dissecting wrong from right is relatively chasmic and will only make you feel sad. Ruminating will only bring you down, especially if you overthink yourself into an oblivious brain freeze. The solution is simple: to forgive and to love deeper. To love more profoundly. 

My life is a paradox. My life is a journey--not a race. Your life is a journey--not a race. Everything and everyone you have loved, are currently loving right now, and will love in the future--you may lose eventually. So, the best thing you can do is trust your journey, love the life you live and live the life you love. It is not only the best thing you can do, it is the only thing you can do. 

These are my thoughts for today. Now I must go to work. Have a wonderful day! 


Anonymous said…
You are way too beautiful and intelligent be sad. Cheer up! Thank you for the words of advice.
Elizabeth said…
Brilliant message. Great advice.
Unknown said…
You're an amazing person. Be you and let your light shine. Love you always. 🤗😍😘
Unknown said…
I love your self love! Beautiful post!
Megan Kerry said…
I love how you look at the positive side of having a bad experience in life. I have to agree, that having drama or an unpleasant story in your life definitely adds to the richness and diversity of our experiences here. Great post!
Dominique B. said…
Everything you write in your post is very true. But the sentence that resonated most was the one about people's opinions of you are none of your business. If we could all keep that in our heads, we would all be a lot happier!
Maysz said…
No matter how hard your life is going through you need to keep going always. Love your words keep fighting!
Joy Della Vita said…
"Your life is a journey--not a race"
*clap* *clap* *clap*
You just nailed it! Yes, life has to move on despite the bad episodes(or the good ones!). You can not lament over what has happened or celebrate something forever! :)
Anonymous said…
So true
I lived it. Thank you for inspiring me