The above picture is from polyvore.com that I made.
If you have not been there you may want to take a look.
I thought this picture corresponds with what I wanted to write about today.
We are all at the centers of our universe.
and we have choices we make.
We have choices to look in the mirror, to be kind to ourselves,
to find the beauty in all of us, If there is self loathing,
the world around you will look pretty bleak.
I know from experience that changing your life starts within.
I have had hard times, you can either stay in misery or change your life.
some of you know a bit of my history, I was raped when I was fourteen,
I could never have any children, I have gone through a divorce, I have lost many loved ones,
I have a chronic illness that at times can be very dibilitating.
When I lost my job due to illness financially times were very hard.
So I had two choices be negative because my life so drastically changed
or make the most out of things.. And this is how I looked at my life.
The illness had made me realize that I was not my work,
that I could slow down and realize what was really meaningful in my life.
The financial part well I really did not need for much and I learned the difference
between necessities and luxuries. When I got divorced yes it was a rough time, I look at it
that because of my divorce I grew to be a strong woman, I hold no resentment,
two people that certainly did not come from the same walks of life,
no one was at fault, being raped is a tragedy that will not be a negative,
because I have learned from that. The only way to get through that is to work through it
and make it into a positive. I became a stronger person.
As for no children, maybe it was not in Gods plan.
I live my best life, I live it today, Every day I have is a gift.
Every day I do the best I can and Every day I choose to be happy or sad.
Some of the readings I have read lately I have found to be very disturbing,
If you look in the mirror and you hate yourself and tell yourself that,
well I really believe you want to stay trapped in your situation.
By positive thinking you can really change your whole life.
Someone very close to me lost about 130 pounds,
she thought that getting thin would make her happy,
but if you don't start with the inside.
the outside won't make up for it.
This person could not understand
why she was not happy.
I don't want to come across as a know it all,
because I certainly don't.
Please find the positives because if you believe,
the things one hates or dislikes just does not stay important any longer.
And once you find your inner beauty and your outer beauty,
happiness grows faster than any other emotion.
and happy makes for a much better outlook on life.
This life is a gift, I love it, I cherish it,
Because I almost lost it.
Life can be hard
Have your Best Day Ever!