Prompt – What’s a belief of yours that has changed over time?
For me, the thing that has changed the most has been my outlook on life. I always looked at things negatively and found the worst in everything for many years. Just recently, only a few months ago, I forced myself to look positively on things.
This is a lesson I hope everyone I know learns someday. Life isn’t just the negative parts or the deep depressing thoughts that go along with it.
For me, life is waking up next to the person I love. It’s looking outside and seeing the beautiful weather, even though it’s cold, that shows the snow and what it can show you if you pay attention. It’s walking a long way to get to your favorite restaurant with your significant other because it reminds you of when you admitted your feelings.
Also, it’s the family that is there for you when you need them most, even though it might not be all of them. Even though they’re dysfunctional and unsure of how to make things work, most of the time it manages to work itself out. It’s the days spent with the pets at the house that are so special due to the college life that keeps me from being able to see them as much anymore.
It’s the little things that mean an incredible amount to us. It’s about both sides of everything. It’s knowing how to take the worst parts of life and turn those moments into a lesson that will help you get to where you want to be. It’s about turning the bad into something to get you closer to the good.