One of the biggest qualities that I lack in life is patience. I have never had patience my entire life… (I am just hoping one day I can finally get some!) Usually, yes, it depends on the situation… but either way my amount of patience is usually very low. One thing that I am trying to grasp in life is that things can happen in a different order than the way I think they should. I am so grateful for everything that has happened in my life. All the ups and down, the people that have entered my life, the people who have left it, and the people that I am yet to meet. Everything has helped shape me into the person I am.
History most certainly has a way of repeating itself; I am a big believer in that. So when a situation arises, and seems to be the same as a previous event in my life, one thing that I do is remember the past situation and see what I can do differently. I always ask myself:
- How can I handle this situation differently?
- What decision will make me a better person in the end?
- What do I need to look more closely at?
Two quotes that I try to remember to live by everyday that pertain to this topic:
“If you don’t know where you stand with someone, maybe it’s time to start walking”
I love this. I found this one a few years back and it just stuck with me every since. Sometimes we stay waiting around for people a lot longer than we should. If you are not getting the same amount of effort that you are putting into a relationship, then maybe that relationship is not worth your time. Your time is valuable; give it to those who reciprocate effort and energy.
“Be nice to yourself. It’s hard to be happy when someone is mean to you all the time”
This is probably one of the most important quotes, ever. What if the way you treated yourself is how you treated others… how many people would still be in your life? Probably not too many. Treat yourself with respect, YOU ARE IMPORTANT, TOO.
I refuse to beg people for their attention, respect, or affection. The people who want to be in my life are IN my life for a reason. Never take the people in your life for granted, they don’t have to stick around, but they do because they love you. Every person in my life is a blessing; therefore I try to treat them in way that they know they are special to me. I love impacting the lives of others, but what many people don’t realize is that they influence me to impact others lives. People, all types of people, inspire me. There is something inspiring in every single soul; sometimes you just have to dig hard for it.
Whose life can you impact today? Yes, your answer is allowed to be... YOUR OWN!!! ;)