Lately, I've been listening to "This is my Fight Song," and it moves me every time I hear it. I am reminded to dig deeper, to unlock more of my potential regardless of what anyone else thinks or believes.
When I feel unhappy, stagnant, or challenged, I also feel hopeless.
As time continues on, enduring the highs and lows of my emotions, I am learning to change my thoughts, actions and feelings. More recently, I've been able to transform my hopelessness and harness a will to find my purpose.
Something inside me is pushing me to find more, to try something new, to become better, to unlock more of my potential!
I ride the highs and lows, but sometimes I get stuck in the low.
This fight song reminds me that we are born with unique gifts. These gifts must be developed, they are the potential within us... we must unlock our potential by doing something each day to become better! We all have potential but it takes constant work to harness it and become the best of what we are born to be!
Years ago, the lows took control of me, and
FROM: DISORDERED EATING and
THROUGH ANXIETY and DEPRESSION
which finds its host in many ways...like Total Body PAIN.
WORRY and HOPELESSNESS
unable to find joy or hope in anything. Limited memories of the past, mostly only the sad stuff.
Positive is being kind! Recognizing that we are all different and it's a good thing. It takes a team of all different kinds of people to accomplish great things, which is why DF is such a fantastic community! We recognize that we are all different, we all have strengths and weaknesses and support one another as we become better versions of who we are born to be, through various modes of training.
Positive is having Respect.
Respecting everyone, and treating one another with kindness doesn't mean we all have to be friends. It means smiling, holding your head up with confidence, holding the door, saying please and thank you; having manners.
I seriously can't stand when someone walks directly past me and acts as if I am invisible and not there. We are all walking this planet together, can you at least just acknowledge that we are here, smile and perhaps say hello?!
Positive is Helping Other People!
When you help others without expecting anything in return, you actually are helping yourself too.
Positive is having courage!
Having courage to stand alone, stand up for what you believe, for what you like, for what you want. Having courage is stepping outside your comfort zone and trying something new.
Positive is enjoying the journey; living in the moment, but knowing there are goals and dreams that are ahead!
Positive is reflecting, taking time to give yourself credit daily!
At night, I take a moment to think about everything/everyone I've encountered that day, including what I am grateful for and what makes me happy!
Positive is choosing my attitude!
I have the power to choose how my day will unfold by choosing my attitude. I choose to see the positive. I choose to be happy.
Positive is seeing from another perspective!
Positive is choosing to become the best version of myself regardless of anyone else's opinion! It's their opinion, they are free to have it, I don't have to like it, nor do they have to accept me! I need to accept me and be willing to stand up for myself, and stand up for what I want or need!
Sometimes I wonder if people make assumptions about what the meaning is behind Positive is Powerful. I drive around with a Positive is Powerful sticker on my car and I wonder if people think I am nuts, if they laugh and think I view the world through "rose colored glasses?" It doesn't bother me to know people are making assumptions and perhaps judge me, but in the past it may have! By learning to find Positive, I have been able to take myself from the darkest of places to being an active, productive member of society.
I believe in being honest. I am genuine and caring. I am finding that by being me, and being confident, I am helping others to do so as well! Find what moves you, be proud of who you are! We are all born different!
They say if you don't like something, change it! Here is one of the quotes I live by, "be the change you wish to see in the world!"