“Love is a healer, comforter, soother, listener, encourager, embracer, a friend, a lover of self, a giver of positive energy; but most importantly… LOVE does not judge, but uplifts and brings forth your BEST!”
During my darkest of hours, when I’m being tested on all levels from not having a current, steady cash flow, creditors calling, mortgage to pay, etc., I aim to remain grateful in my heart that today is a new day, a new life and beginning… and I am feeling good.
Should I sulk and feed my spirit with despair, unhappiness, and defeat–making my current situation worse? Heck no!!! I don’t know about you, but I hate feeling gloomy, sad, or hopeless. When you view your situation from a dark or negative place, or if the window that you are looking out of always seems to be covered in smut or dirt, it can corrupt your thought process, and the end result makes you feel even worse.
It is possible to see the light at the end of the tunnel, even when you have decided based on a defeated mindset that you already lost. Life doesn’t have to be about being defeated on a daily basis, or being told every day that you or your opinion don’t matter. Life can be about accomplishing what brings you joy: it might be landing the dream job, being a great parent, or assisting a friend who is in need. Whatever the outcome, even when darkness looms, you can always try to aim for a happy ending.
That is why it is very important to eliminate negative energy or people from your life who constantly tear you down, making you feel lousy and like a loser. This energy, and these negative people, can literally hold you back; especially from accomplishing dreams, believing that you do matter, and nurturing your aspirations. All it takes is embracing the darkness for what it is, accepting its existence, and then letting it go–either from your life entirely (negative people/places) or by simply expressing an air of gratitude (for surviving!) once the darker emotions have been processed.
Kudos to ALL the people who were told NO or were hampered by an unhealthy childhood, or were told that their beliefs were nonsense and a waste of time, yet continued on in their dreams, even if the support was just not there.
Here are a few who ignored the nay-sayers and accomplished greatness:
- Ludwig van Beethoven was deaf. But is regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.
- Oprah Winfrey had a fairly traumatic childhood, and now she’s a prominent philanthropist and businesswoman.
- J.K. Rowling was on government assisted living; she wrote a series of popular children’s books and become one of the richest women in the world!
- Bill Gates’s first business failed.
- Stephen King’s first novel was rejected 30 times.
- Kris Carr turned her cancer into a business of hope and healing.
- Jay-Z couldn’t get signed to any record labels and created his own.
- Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime.
- Simon Cowell had a failed record company.
- Charlize Theron witnessed her mother kill her father.
- Steven Spielberg was rejected from USC, twice.
Know your worth and know that ONLY you are the game changer in your current situation, and you don’t want to leave it to chance at the hands of a nay-sayer (a.k.a., a wolf in sheep’s clothing).
“Count your blessings… because someone, somewhere is worse off than you!”