Don’t get so caught up in “liking” other’s experiences that you forget to create your own!
While you are spending hours on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter liking other’s memories, you could be out there creating your own.
Now, I am not saying don’t use social media tools. I’m not saying don’t acknowledge or like something you find interesting. What I am saying is, don’t get so caught up in liking or living through other’s memories that you forget to make memories of your own.
It doesn’t have to be anything big or expensive. The little things are what make life enjoyable. Those moments with family, friends, or ourselves that put a smile on our face. Those are the moments we should be “liking”.
Why are people so quick to define others by their imperfections, addictions, or flaws? Are people less worthy because they are not perfect? Is someone less of a person because they don’t excel in all areas of life?
A person can be a great teacher, musician, writer, or friend and still have internal battles to fight. You could have known this person all of your life and never known the struggles he faced, every day. This person could have helped you when no one else would but never once had the courage to ask for help herself. As long as they never revealed their struggles, they were considered great, worthy, or a hero.
The thing with some people, it’s easier to help others than to help themselves. It’s easier to help others face their fears than to fight the monster under their own bed. Sometimes, being there for someone else is what keeping them from breaking.
People spend way too much time focusing on what is wrong instead of celebrating the good. Having an addiction, imperfection, or flaw does not make anyone any less of a person. It doesn’t make them less real. It does not negate all the good they have done. They are still worthy of friendship, love, and life. And to someone who needs it, they are still a hero.
It’s OK to be the outsider. It’s OK to not fit in with the crowd, your family, or your coworkers. Nothing is wrong with you because you think or act differently. You don’t need to have the same views as others. The road may be lonely at times but, always remember, you don’t need their approval to be who you are. You are enough. You are great. You are you and no one can take that away. Walk your own path, find yourself, love yourself, but most of all, be true to YOU!
You’re doing something every single day that adds to the person you want to be (you practice your music, you write something, you connect with someone you love).
Last week was such a beautiful week in NC. The 70 and 80 degree weather spoiled us.
The storm lasted for hours, and afterwards, the sky was so calm and beautiful. I love storms!
Everyone needs a night off to just have fun and let their creativity flow. I decided to try Paint Nite at World of Beer. I was a little nervous at first. I am not a painter. I can barely draw a decent stick figure but I needed to get out of my comfort zone and try something new.
I swallowed my fears and jumped all in. It was a great night and I met a lot of nice people. Everyone was happy and encouraging. I think I did pretty good for my first time and I look forward the next paint night.
I definitely recommend Paint Nite for anyone who is feeling creatively block, needs a night out, or just want to meet new people. Check Groupon for deals or search for Paint Nite classes in your area.