“I have enjoyed life a lot more by saying yes than by saying no.”
The more you say yes, the more you put yourself out there in new experiences. With each new experience is a chance to do something different or try something new. Don’t let fear hold you back because you may miss out on doing something that you could love.
“I wish I knew these three things for sure…”
I wish that i knew what this question really means. I assume that it means from the past, i wish I knew this before it happened but it could also mean I wish I knew this for sure because it is troubling me.
I guess I will answer both tenses.
So when I was younger I wish that I knew to keep up the writing because that is something that I want to pursue in my life.
I wish that I knew that it is okay to be different and not really get upset by peoples opinions.
I wish that I knew that credit cards are not good and I should never touch one.
I wish I knew what it was like after death so I could get over that anxiety.
I wish I knew how technology worked so I could figure out how to use it. I feel dumb.
I wish I knew George Clooney. Cause yes and I love him and since I can’t marry him I will accept being his best friend that lives with him and does everything with him.
Haha I’m using that George one because that was clever and it’s true. Send him my way!
“There are three words I like to repeat to myself: glass half full. Just to remind myself to be grateful for everything I have.”
Always be grateful. Be grateful enough that you help others out. It doesn’t have to be money, let it be time or energy. Some people just need company. Some people need help with do things. You can always be a lot worse off in life but you have been blessed with the life that you live. Don’t waste it by being nasty to others.
What are the top 5 skills you wish you had?
1. I wish I could learn foreign languages as easy as I learn new hobbies. It took me 45 minutes to learn to say my ABC’s backwards fast and I can still do it to this day. When I drink to much, I say them backwards as fast as I can 3 times to bring myself back from that line that I am about to cross.
2. I want to learn how to use power tools without being a danger to myself and everyone around me. Eventually I will be able to do this but right now that is a big no-no.
3. I am working on this one and it truly is a struggle. I’m trying to learn how to accept a compliment. You know, sometimes I think that people compliment me but really they are just complimenting themselves and how they make me better so I pretty much avoid them. Now, I have made it to the point where if I am feeling myself and I get a compliment. I’m like thanks, I know I am hella sexy today.
4.I think that I need to have some life saving skills. I have always wanted to take like a CPR class just in case anything came up I would be able to do everything in my power to help. Just something that I have wanted to do since I was a teenager.
5.I wish I knew how to use a sewing machine better. I have used one twice in my life and I can hand stitch. Hand stitching is pretty easy. Using a machine with pointy thing bobbing up and down while your hands are down there is terrifying. I can thread the machine which is supposedly the hard part so I think I just need more time with the machine to get used to it.
“It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”
It is easier to curse the darkness except it does nothing to help you. Light the candle and create light to help guide the way to where you need to go instead of stumbling around in the dark. Both physically and metaphorically. That is all.
“The thing I do most often when I am supposed to be doing something else is…”
I have several things that I do when I am supposed to be doing something else. First off is I put music on and just enjoy. Music is everything so really I also multitask with music playing like specifically I have to have head buds in when I am writing or it never gets anywhere. I also will put on a movie to have some back ground noise going and magically it’s like I have never seen this show before and I sit and re watch the whole thing. I can usually put on tv shows and it doesn’t affect me but when I put on a show that I have never watched it always seems to create a monster and I will watch a whole season without moving. That’s how I got into the show the magicians and was obsessed with getting the book. I also have a bad habit of getting on pinterest and just looking through everything that I shouldn’t be. I can’t tell you how many boards I have, it is getting out of hand. I also get on Amazon and “window shop”. I make wish lists for everything and every occasion. I have a 4th of July wish list, I have a movies and books wish list, I even have a wish list for each of the pets I have. The amazon thing really is when I want to avoid everything and I could go for days just making new wish lists.
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
This hits home with me. Forgiveness is hard because you give it even when there is still a wound. There is a person that I have forgiven and forgiven for all the wrong that they did to me and when I did them wrong and asked for forgiveness they refused to forgive me and said they would never be able to. This was the first time that it really opened my eyes that people can be cruel. This person said and did things that really hurt me and I poured forgiveness over them but when I hurt them the words couldn’t even pass their lips.
This person and I have limited contact now and they still act like I just hurt them yesterday. I have forgiven and moved on with my life. There are rare moments when it crosses my mind but I’m also not the one who pushed me out of their life, either. So, I think it is healthy to forgive otherwise it will eat you up and never leave you.
‘The thing that I would be most ashamed for someone to know about me it…’
This is actually pretty hard to answer. I can think of a couple but I don’t really want to talk about them so I will bring up the first one that popped up in my mind. When I was around 13 I used to climb to the roof of a friends house with some beers that we would sneak with out her dad knowing. I don’t like the idea of people knowing that I had beer when I was that young or that I would sneak them. Just feels like I should had been more responsible or been a better example. I did it though and I can’t change it now.
“Misery is almost always the result of thinking.”
I have never read anything truer. I can over think, rethink, and over rethink. My mind is a mess and tries to create a mess in my life. I can always get to myself thinking about something that I could had done better or something that I forgot to do. There are times where I think about something I could had said or something I could had done.
I get miserable thinking about what I could do or should had done instead of focusing on what is here in front of my, on what I can do now. It strips me of getting things done. It’s like a circle that you can’t stop once you let it get started.
“If I could change one thing in the world, it would be..”
I feel like I have already done a what I would change in the world but that’s OK if I did because there is always things that need to change and as a person I hope that I evolve as the world evolves.
I think that I would change the types of hearts people carry around and help them open them and stop putting so many shields up. I think that it is ok to hurt and have those feelings of joy and anger and sadness.
Realistically, I know that could never change because you know people don’t want to do that and that’s as far as it would get. I think that ideally taking care of animals and children would be my next focus area. I would want to put in a certain screening in for having to work with children or animals because it really does take special people to do that. You can’t have aggression with either and they both really do take a lot of patience. Kids are sent to schools with teachers that are only looking for what they think is an easy job and could really care less about each individual child. If they have a special need that is just too much time and energy to focus on one thing. Same goes for animals at shelters or where ever else there could be neglect. I just want every one to understand that these little guys take a lot of time and energy.
Animals and kids all have different personalities. You can’t know what has happened at their homes. You can’t know what kind of mental issues they have. You can’t know the abuse and neglect that they have gone through. I mean I don’t work in either of these professions but I this is what I feel.