advocate posi+ive living

It is really easy to notice all the negative situations in our lives.

Actually, let me rephrase that. 

It is really easy to be suffocated by negativity.

Negativity is so dominant, that we don’t even have to search for it. In the evenings, we don’t have to spend time trying to remember what went wrong that day. We hold on to the pain, the anger, the injustice. We let the frustrations reside in us- even silly things that are not worth stewing over.

Negativity is really good at camouflaging itself. It seeps into the music we listen to, the media we watch, the websites we read, and the conversations we allow ourselves to have. And you want to know what its best weapon is? It’s our ignorance. Bad stuff has become SO habitual to us.

Society raises us to focus on what we don’t have. Think about it. Advertisements tell us we need to buy more, magazines show us what we should look like, television tells us what to expect, etc. You know what I’m getting at. And the sad thing is, we just let it happen. And then we wallow around in self-pity wondering why we feel so lonely spending hours on Facebook and pining over the internet.

I’m not here to rant about how technology is destroying us- because I’m sure you’ve heard it before. In fact, I’m sure you’ve read (or skimmed, rather) all about how our lack of face-to-face, physical interaction is killing our human existence. I just want to act as a reminder. A reminder that we can spread the positive

I just wanted to take a minute to tell you, it’s going to be okay.

I can’t tell you how or when. But if you take time to highlight your blessings each day, you’ll notice they outweigh everything that’s going wrong. And I don’t mean posting ‘#blessed’ on your Twitter or Instagram. I mean really sitting down and writing out everything good that happened to you today. Write it with a pen or pencil in a notebook. Writing slows you down and will help you remember. This makes it personal. This makes it genuine.

And if you’re being ridiculously honest, your hand will get tired of writing. Maybe your eyes will grow tired of gazing at the words that illustrate that crisp sheet of paper. That’s okay. It gives you more to write about tomorrow. And your mind will spinning with goodness instead of worries.

Thought to Ponder:
It is simple. That doesn’t necessarily mean it is easy. But it is simple.


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