It’s all about life perspective. There are a few things I’ve learned that have helped me become a better, happier person.
- Things I thought were important don’t define me. For example: being a super student. Yes, it’s good to be one and I do strive for excellence, but even if I’m not perfect all the time, which I won’t be, then at the end of the day I’m still me. I can’t let grades, money, social status, etc. define me because those things can fizzle away and you will still be here…and that’s all that matters; the you that is still here.
- Be happy alone…because apparently that’s when the right people come into your life. I was super happy being single before I met Edward and I don’t know if he was drawn to that or what.
- Don’t let others determine your happiness. There’s a difference between having a someone who you depend on for happiness (ie. a boyfriend, best friend, etc.) and being happy by yourself and enveloping others into your happiness when they come into your life.
- Love life. I’m happy to be alive, simple as that. I want to be a positive influence in the world and not be evil or wish ill-will. I am grateful for my good qualities. I am grateful for myself and everyone in my life. I am grateful that I am healthy and don’t have any major problems.
- Haters are your foundation. They’re the ones that help you build yourself up. Their negativity is just another piece of the foundation. Because guess what? Haters are the strongest support you will ever have and they deserve to be on the bottom. The good people are the ones who make your “house” beautiful and full of life and happy.
- I’m not perfect. Happiness doesn’t mean everything is going to be great all the time. It just means the bad doesn’t control and consume you. Yes, I still have days where I feel like crap and I’m sad…but that doesn’t mean I think of myself as ugly or fall back into a depression because those are temporary feelings. They’ll go away and there’s no need to make them bigger than what they are.