Pardon me for the interruption of the “Girl Gang” posts – the rest are coming – BUT it has been awhile since I have done a Positive Purposeful Post. I need one! I am so busy being chased WHILE ON MY HAMSTER WHEEL that quite honestly, I haven’t had the time but more importantly the brain cells left to hardly write at all! I love writing and miss it. It’s just this roller coaster I have been on doesn’t seem to have a STOP button. (Insert mind pic of me getting thrown from the ride into a lava filled, alligator infested swamp)
For those of you who may be new to my blog or may just have missed the meaning behind my “Positive Purposeful Post”(s) here is the explanation – The founding belief of this company is to bring you inspiring positivity one breath at a time. All our products reflect this very idea. For example, our LFTG (Look For The Good) jars are filled with inspirational sayings/quotes. Each saying/quote has a crack ‘n peel backing so if you want to you can stick it on something for a positive reminder or simply throw it back in for a random draw another day. Head on over to our SHOP and purchase your very own today or bless someone else with one! WE ONLY HAVE A FEW LEFT! So, having said that, periodically I will be doing my own random draw out of my personal LFTG jar and will be posting it on here with a story that emulates that message. These will be named “Positive Purposeful Post”. Time for another one below –
“Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe in the one reason why it will.”
Again – perfect timing! So, as you readers know our life, our “situation” (which it is so annoyingly referred to on a regular basis – even by me) is difficult. Challenging. Demanding. Heavy. Painful. Emotional. Toilsome. And the list goes on . . . You wouldn’t believe all the negative words I could use to describe my journey on having a child with special needs. But who needs all the negative? Where is the positive? That is the whole reason why I began this blog. I not only wanted to help others “Look for the good . . . .” but I needed it too! I still do, probably now more than ever. But just like the quote says “ . . . believe in the one reason why it will” is how I survive. I have to constantly look for the one good thing. Just one. No matter how small. This particular saying is screaming at me so loudly today because of another big question we are being faced with currently. WHERE ARE WE GOING TO LIVE? I will stop there for today only since no one wants to read a blogpost soooooo long. If you personally know me and are freaking out about this question – yes, you will have to wait for the next post too. So, for today here is the good . . . . I had time and the heart to write today. Writing is one of the few things that really makes me happy. I am thankful. Remember . . . Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe in the one reason why it will. Much Peace and Love Y’all!
Well, it has been too long but y’all know how crazy my life is. Today I have a guest writer. Enjoy . . .
“Don’t miss out on something that could be great just because it could also be difficult.”
Many times, mainly during my years at my old high school, I was too scared to try new things or get more involved. My freshman and sophomore year were very hard and all I wanted to do was stay at home by myself. Sure, I had a lot of friends and talked to so many people at my school. But when I got out, I would not hangout with anyone (besides maybe one friend).
Many of my friends were involved in sports or clubs like Student Council. I really wanted to do that also, but I was not comfortable with myself because of the atmosphere I was in so it caused enough anxiety for me to just stay at home. All throughout my childhood I had played sports every year and was very athletic. My first year to stop doing any form of sport was my sophomore year. I began to feel bad about myself and feel fat/ lazy because I had nothing to do.
I saw the soccer and basketball girls all the time practicing and wished I had stuck with those two sports so I could play. The thing was, I wasn’t even trying to practice at home or go try out for the team. I just gave up because I thought it’d be too difficult.
Once I started going to GSSM I found who I wanted to be. I knew if I wanted to play sports – I could. I just had to BELIEVE IN MYSELF and practice. I worked hard and practiced constantly that fall and winter of my Junior year for basketball. I was on the Varsity and it was a great feeling being a part of a team again. All I had to do was put in the effort and stop being scared. I also played for their Varsity soccer team a short while before having to give it up for my schoolwork.
So, for today here is the good . . . I finally got the thought out of my head that I wasn’t good enough to play the sports I love. I hope anyone who is thinking about doing something they’ve always wanted to try, or start up again, will have the strength and courage to do so! Because remember – “Don’t miss out on something that could be great just because it could also be difficult.”
In order to succeed we must first believe that we can. Nikos Kazantzakis
Absolutely! How many times have I thought to myself – I can’t do this. I don’t understand what ‘that’ means. I don’t know what to do with ‘this’. Therefore, I just want to give up. But if we give up then that is a dream that may never be realized. I am still learning to stop, look up and listen every day. This is difficult for me because I am a planner and it is hard for me to sit still. For example, with this exciting journey of starting my own business there are definite obstacles. Most of them come in the form of technology. I swear I think little – no BIG – computerized robots on PLANET I’M SMARTER THAN YOU get together every morning before I get out of bed and come up with ways to melt my brain. I had a plan in my head of how I thought this should go and don’t you know it keeps changing. Just when I think Look for the good . . . is going to be one way a door closes in my face. I have received a message saying there was not a use for what I am selling right now. I received an e-mail letting me know my content was not rich and meaningful enough to serve targeted users. I may have been told the content of my writing isn’t going to bring the masses tons of products to try but for today here is the good . . . I absolutely believe deep in my heart I was created for something far more significant than I could ever imagine. I believe having a fighting spirit and a big mouth can bring about good things and many changes. So don’t give up. Don’t be afraid to stand still and listen. Believe in yourself. You, my friends, were created for a purpose. Peace and Love Y’all