I’m currently sitting on the beach after a little morning run, taking in everything around me and feeling so blessed for all that I have.
There’s been a lot of times in the past six months where I’ve felt like I’ve been pushed to my absolute limit. Like things couldn’t possibly get any worse. I’m sure we’ve all felt like that from time to time. We all have bad days/weeks/months and even years. If we say we haven’t, we must be lying.
I’m here though, I’m writing this and I am alive. What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger right? If you’ve been following my blog you will know I talk a lot about trying to live a positive life. Don’t get me wrong, I have bad days as much as the next person. I get tired when my little doesn’t sleep, I get completely hangry when I’ve not eaten enough food and some days, I just want to stay in my pjs, veg out and not have to smile at anyone — hope I’m not alone on that one.
Just because I’m trying to incorporate positivity into my life, doesn’t mean that the bad days aren’t going to come. Buuuut, I’m trying to get through them with the best possible attitude I can give and appreciate more the good days AND try to get those Cheshire Cat smile days more often. And also, trying to teach that to my little girl. I want her to know that when the bad times come, because they will, she can and will get through them.
If you hadn’t already guessed, inspirational quotes are my favourite. You know, the ones you read and there’s a massive ‘D I N G D I N G D I N G’ that goes off in your head because it is EXACTLY what you needed to read/hear. If that’s not happened in your life yet, you’re definitely missing out my friend.
“Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons” has got to be my most favourite.
Not that there is anything wrong with being a pigeon BUT if you could be a flamingo, you would be, right? Not to mention that I LOVE flamingos. So much so, that I planned my little girls first birthday party around a whole flamingo theme. Dedicated. 😏
Be you. Even if that’s different to everyone else. I love fashion, but I’m not afraid to have my own style. I like what I like and if other people don’t that doesn’t matter. You should be proud of being an individual and do you best!
“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right”.
How often do we not take risks because we’re afraid of the outcome? I’m trying to take hold of my life with both hands and make the most of every opportunity that comes my way, regardless of the risks. A moment of happiness is worth the risk every. single. time. Sometimes, things do go wrong BUT sometimes, things go right. So right. And if that’s not a risk worth taking then I don’t know what is.
“She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald.
One of my all time favourite quotes. Teaching the world that being beautiful isn’t just about having the perfect shaped body, or the perfect hair, or on fleek eyebrows. It’s pure beauty, the only beauty that comes from the heart. Kindness, thoughtfulness and passion. The kind of beauty that we should all be striving for.
“Be a pineapple: Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside”.
Because pineapples are the bombdigity. And who doesn’t want to wear a crown? I’m going to throw out there that I like to think we all wear an invisible crown. Or at least, we all should think we do becauseeeee we is important. We don’t need a crown to show it but it would sure help us feel it.
“When something goes wrong in your life just yell “PLOT TWIST” and move on”.
This one makes me chuckle and it’s actually something I want to tell when something goes wrong just to make myself laugh. Having this sort of mentality though would be top notch positivity. I’ll try it if you do too?
Now, I know reading some quotes isn’t going to miraculously make life better BUT it sure helps. Helps to understand that life goes on and that you will get through it because everyone does. I don’t think just saying people have it worse will make you feel better about your situation. Understanding that there will be a time when you are happy again will help though. Cling on to everything that makes you happy and smile in your life so that when the bad times come you can karate chop them away… eventually. You got this babes.