Friday, 22 May 2015

Being nice costs nothing...

People in this world are so quick to judge, and often we get so wound up in our own state of mind that we forget that the people we walk past every day absentmindedly are the same as us, people who are getting on with their own lives day to day. To this day it still boggles my brain as to how some people can be so careless when talking to someone, whether they know that person or not. I live by the quote 'treat others as you would like to be treated'. I see horrible comments all the time online and I think it's got a lot worse since Twitter and Facebook etc came about, it's happening so much now that I think some people almost consider it 'cool' to sit tapping away on a keyboard and fire vile comments at an individual. (I'm sat here rambling on I know) I guess this post is just me trying to say that I find it upsetting to see people that I love and care about getting hurt by people that they may or may not know. The important thing to do in this situation is to make sure that they know they have a shoulder to cry on. At the end of the day, they're going to feel a lot less alone, and you're going to feel a lot better in yourself.. I know that that doesn't make all the pain instantly disappear but feeling alone is probably one of the worst things to feel. (I don't mean for this post to sound at all patronising)

So the next time you see someone that looks like they're having a bad day, give them a smile, it goes a lot further than you probably think.. x
And if you are one of the lovely people that already do, then you're making a lot of people happy :)

Monday, 11 May 2015

Growing up...

For a while now I've been thinking about how much I've grown up in the last few years.. I've noticed things about myself that I never saw before, not all of them are good things but I guess no one's perfect right? When I was younger I used to look at pretty girls my age and think wow she's got everything, she looks so confident, she must be happy 24/7.. But the truth is that a lot of people have more to them than what you may at first realise and it's often the people that have been through/are going through a lot that look the happiest. I read a quote the other day 'some one is happy with less than what you've got' and I think there's so much truth in it. We all take so much for granted, if I said I didn't, I'd be lying. But there are things that are non replaceable to me and things that I wouldn't cope without. I'm not talking about materialistic things, I'm talking about memories, I'm talking about family and friends and the things that have moulded me into who I am. There are things that I'd change about my past without a doubt, but if I hadn't experienced those things, I wouldn't be who I am today. Everything happens for a reason and sometimes it just takes time to realise what the reason is.. x

Life's full of swings and roundabouts but with every one you experience, you learn something different, and that's what's so precious about it.. x