Friday, January 7, 2011

A Book Worth Reading

(sorry if this repeats itself... It was late when I wrote it)

Every day you should say to yourself, "This is going to be the best day of my life". Not only is it a goal that you should make, but a goal that you should try and make happen.

"People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be."

This quote is so true in so many ways. It's as if people don't realize that happiness is a choice, not a right. No one has the right to be happy and no one has the right to be sad, but you DO have the choice of your mood. Your feelings are a tad bit of a different story, but it's all on perspective. Let me tell you what I mean:

My large external goal of the entire year is to figure out how to make high school (as well as life in general) as great as it can possibly be and I've been searching for new ways every day and making new discoveries as to what works and what doesn't. For me. I can't tell you how to spend your time in high school or how to live your life, because that's all for you to figure out. Contrary to popular belief, you do know yourself better than anyone else and if you don't... Well, then, you've got a big, messy puzzle to put together. Until you know what you want, you're not going anywhere.

In fact, life is like a giant puzzle. Like... Huge, ginormous... Get the picture? Each and every little detail that makes up our lives is given to us as a tiny, small, minuscule piece that we have to find a place for. Also, the pieces aren't all given to us at once. They're given to us one or two (maybe even three) pieces at a time. If we just disregard it and let it be there, we're not going to be able to figure anything out. Everything will just get so overwhelming and you'll just wanna throw all the puzzle pieces on the ground and stomp on them. Then they're gross, smashed, ruined. Forever. There's no replacing them. They may still be usable, but they won't look as pretty... Don't get me wrong... No ones puzzle is perfect. Some might even jam pieces together that only seem like they fit, when in fact they really don't. But that's just how some people handle it. To each their own. We're always gonna have pieces that we accidentally (or maybe even on purpose) drop on the floor. We have to learn to pick them up and clean them off before sooner or later the baby crawls over and before you know if you're digging your finger down your throat to stop them from choking or the dog comes along and mistakes it for kibble.

In order for you to believe "Today is going to be the best day of my life", you have to believe it. No one else can have a good day for you. As Natasha Beddingfield would say: you are unwritten. No one can write your story but you. No one can build your puzzle. Be a book that someone would want to read and be a puzzle that people are fascinated by when they look at it.

I'm not saying you can't have any help; people are a huge and significant part of people's lives and they contribute pieces all the time. We could NEVER do it alone. All I'm saying is that, in the long run, you're only gonna have yourself and God to rely on (and your eternal companion if you're religious :) ).

Now if you're still lost as to what the heck I'm talking about, here's a little starter that works for everyone when used properly: be friends with everyone. Love everyone and everything around you. Reach out of your comfort zone and thank people for the simple things. Everyone appreciates a compliment. (If they don't they're just stupid to be perfectly honest...) "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change the way you feel about it." It's all about having a positive attitude. ALWAYS.

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