Be good to yourself.
If you do not know yourself enough to stand up for yourself, someone else will tell you where you belong and they will use it for their own good. Self-awareness is very important. The people you let in your life will tell you who you are and it is up to you to teach about yourself. You don’t want to end up lost in between finding about your true self. Write your story with your own pen. When you let others write your life story and the ink dries there’s no going back.
ALWAYS have control of what can and cannot break you.
Humans may speak many languages, but kindness is one that is understood by all mankind.
What you feed your mind is just as important as what you feed your body.
Remember, when one knows their worth there is no way that they will take bullsh*t from anyone.
Don’t be hard on yourself, but always appreciate for the good and apologize when you do wrong.
Not many of us are being told to slow down and let life be as it is. Especially when you grow older. No one warned us about holding onto things. We are expected to be such and such.
Care too much about it from far, but care too much for yourself enough to not let it hurt you.
From a personal experience, I am slowly learning to careless about the things that will in the end break me. Slowly starting to appreciate the things I have and the things I will never end up having. Because if its good to me, I’d have it my way. And that saying goes for one who is struggling to let things as it is.
You may be loving someone/something so much that you start letting go of yourself. As for humans, the moment we start letting go of ourselves is the moment we will stop to recognizing our self- worth. A good example would be, water is good for our bodies, we are expected to drink water, but if we drink it too much it could harm us.
To end with, love yourself enough to eliminate the things that may harm you even when they seem to be good for you.
Short story about a beautiful stranger:
She is not who she used to be. Is it because she is tired of letting in. Change is good they say, but that is not the case for her. She is the opposite of what change is supposed to be. Change should make one happy not angry and emotional roller coaster. She is not known for who she is, but she is known for who people want her to be. And people still question about why she wants to change. She is lost in her own shadow.
Drowning in her own thoughts.
She is fighting off the idea of her failing. She seems happy every waken day. Deep down she is suffering.
She is suffering from wanting to not want. She is suffering from proving herself to those that could careless about her.
She gets lost in her thoughts talking her way out of the things that she actually deserve. When an opportunity knocks on the door she will do whatever it takes to not bring it into her life.
Smiles were made to share, but she only smiles to get by…
They are people that walked into her life. And they left her broken. Making her believe that her life will never get better without them in it.
Little did she know that all she needed was herself to do better in life. And little do they know that when she forgives, she never forgets.
She is starting to believe that she’s okay when all she is now is broken.
There is no such thing as perfection.
She hurts herself as she collects the pieces of her heart.
She seems like she’s full of life.
She said: “People will see exactly what you want them to see in you, but in the end the only person worth knowing you is yourself.”
I wish to hold your hand one more time. I wish to brush your hair one more time. Or maybe wash your face. I know you wouldn’t let me wash your face because I remember how you loved to do wudu two hours before fajr prayer. Or how you’d ask me every other hour if it’s time to pray yet.
One can only wish.
I wish to remind you my name before eating breakfast. I miss how you’d refuse to eat before mother.
I miss how you used to ask about my morning. And just by looking at my face, you’d know if anything is up with me.
I’m sorry that I didn’t spend a lot of time with you. I was too busy thinking that we’d have all the time of the world and you’d get better. I thought we’d make up for all the years.
I’m mad at myself that I don’t have stories about you. The only thing I can clean and maybe wash now is your shoes.
As I look at the scuff marks on your shoes. I wonder how the world treated you. If it was good to you.
May God have mercy on you.
She feel like she is drowning.
She is angry, and at same time she is afraid. Times have changed.
Every morning, she wake up, and make up her face just to go through the day and just to feel like old days. She is indeed grateful for those around her, but she is feeling somewhat empty. Wondering if it will get better.
They tell her that she needs to be strong.
Easier said than done.
They tell her it will get better, but its been so hard that she can’t even lift herself up.
One of the things that she is loved for is making those around her feel better about themselves. By showing them kindness.
Time heals all wounds
Growing up I cared so much about what people think of me. I was afraid of failure. I think I have failed too many times in life.
I don’t think I would say this four or five years back, but I am so thankful for being betrayed, heart broken and belittled.
God blessed me with people that pick me up when I feel low. Friends who are family and family who are my other half.
I’m truly blessed to say that I have walked into some flames in life. While I felt like I was getting burned for trying to do better, and be better.
As humans we do not know what is good for us. We are just too busy looking at the little things that hurt us. For example, when we eat healthy, we don’t eat such colorful foods with lots of sweets, carbs and salt.
We eat the foods with no taste, some dry, and some with strange smells. Do we care about how the food look? No, we don’t as long as we know that it is good for our body and how it will make us feel. We take it in.
When you put your trust in God and you are grateful for what you have. You will find true happiness. Do not let your success/ failure be the surface of you being happy and mentally healthy.