I met the most amazing person in my world not too long ago. The crazy thing about it is…I’ve “known” this person from the very day I was born. It is for this reason I give thanks everyday for such an opportunity of reintroducing myself to…ME.
We live in a society that tends to create our beings from a very young age. That’s right, we’re programmed to feel a certain way based on a current event, based on what people say to us, or about us. Almost seems like a mission just to get a glimpse of sunshine under this regime. So comfortable in our ways, we continue to tell ourselves, “I’ll try, but it won’t be easy.” We actually make ourselves believe that being happy is a hard task to achieve. The truth is, it’s just as easy as snapping your fingers. It all comes down to one simple question, “How bad do you really want it?”
One thing I came to find out is that when you truly want to be happy, you come to realize that problems are nonexistent. You are no longer disappointed for not getting hired, rather, grateful to have been considered. You no longer view others around you as weird, rather, grateful for their unique contributions to this world. It wasn’t until I truly wanted to be happy, that I experienced the beauty in everyone around me, realizing how attractive our differences were. I actually came to realize how boring this world would be if it were filled with me. It’s the different colors in a rainbow that enables it to amaze us, therefore, the many different people that allow this world to shine.
As soon as we take control of ourselves and come to realize our inner beauty as individuals instead of how we fit in this world, we gain the key to recreating ourselves as true. We no longer worry about how we appear to the world; rather, we continue to shine our lights as contributors just by living a life we choose. The trends represented through the media no longer forces us to adapt, for we’ve come to embrace our inner differences that we so long for the world to accept.
We’ve cried out to the world for acceptance as we continue to hide, not knowing that the sooner we accept ourselves, the broader our views on this world becomes. The sooner we build the relationship within, the more beauty we’ll find in our everyday lives. It’s not about what the day brings to us, it’s about what we bring to it. Remember, you view yourself a loser, you will have lost without an attempt. You view yourself a winner, no event can prove otherwise. Like my friend Danielle once said, “You need to know who you are, or else they will tell you.”