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Simple Things You Can Be Grateful For When You Are Feeling Low

No matter how hard things get, it is important we remind ourselves of the blessings we have been bestowed with.

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We all have our good days when we feel invincible. Everything goes just right and it seems as if there is not an ounce of misery in the world. And then there are days when no matter how hard you try, everything just seems to go wrong. It does not matter how much you try to convince yourself, there is a sinking feeling in your stomach that just won’t go away and you feel as if you are trapped in your life.

On these days, it is hard to get out of bed and face the world. No matter how hard things get, it is important we remind ourselves of the blessings we have been bestowed with. Here are a few simple things you can be grateful for when you are feeling low and down;

You Woke Up This Morning

Each new day means new opportunities and endless possibilities. Be grateful you woke up this morning and that you are alive. You still have the chance to turn things around and make the best of your life. Be grateful that you are alive and healthy. There is so much life has to offer. You just need to be able to see it.

You Have People Who Care About You

When things get rough, remember your friends and family. Do you have a loving mother who stays up late when you do not make it home on time or a friend who always has your back? The love you feel from the people around you is indeed a blessing. Seek help from those who are close to you. Their support will guide you through the darkest times and you will be able to push yourself to be the best you can be.

You Are Able To Enjoy the Little Pleasure of Life

Have you ever taken the time to notice the beauty that surrounds you? Be thankful for all the simple pleasure life offers. The calm weather, the beautiful sunrise, or the laughter of a friend, these are all simple pleasures in life you can be grateful for.

The Challenges You Have Encountered

Life is filled with challenges and every day we find ourselves dealing with a new struggle. Be grateful for all the battles you have won and all the challenges you have encountered. All these setbacks are what have made you who you are today.

Being Able To Access the Internet

You are reading this just because you have access to the internet. The internet has revolutionized our world. You no longer have to join classes or visit the library to read books. All the information you need is a few clicks from you. Be thankful you have access to the internet as it allows you to connect with people who are far and wide. You can learn pretty much anything online. The next time you are feeling low, teach yourself a new skill or better yet, start a blog so you can share your thoughts with the whole world.

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Empathize With Others

We need to learn how to empathize. At some point in our life, we’ve struggled. It’s tough the moment you start to feel the ground below you crumble and you think you can’t escape from falling. You think God is punishing you for all the bad deeds you had done. And worse, you get into a state of loneliness where you feel there is no one there to pick you back up. Facing pain and hardships can be detrimental to one’s health. This is why it is important to have a support group that can lift you up and make you realize the things in the world you should be grateful for and how life is not over. You may not always be the one in pain, however. Teaching yourself how to empathize with others not only will develop your relationships over the years but cope with your own suffering as well.

Seeing others in a time of struggle can be difficult but you need to learn to be there. Just as you want people to be there for you when you are having difficulty with life, being a presence can make a world of a difference for that person. Not only will sharing the pain with another develop a strong bond between the both of you but you will learn things about your relationship that you never knew before. This can enhance the conversations you have with one another in the future and make it feel more dynamic of a relationship.

Empathizing with others teaches you about love. It teaches you how to care for a person in their moment of struggle. It teaches you the right things to say and the wrong things to say. It helps you with knowing what kind of words can make a person smile and how it can be a source of comfort. I don’t feel like we love as often as we should in our society. This is why there is so much violence. Everyone wants to be heard and understood. But there’s a lack of that because we aren’t empathetic enough. By being involved with another person’s pain and struggle, you learn the best way to help but feel what they’re going through. It’ll make them appreciate you more.

A huge part of trying to empathize with others is that you can relate to the person with your own personal battles. You might be enduring pain yourself and the best way to cope with it is to talk to someone who is dealing with it also. You can reflect on your experiences with them and both find ways of resolving the conflicts. Put yourself in their shoes and tell them what you would do.

Empathy is long forgotten in our culture. We hate too much and love too little. I ask that when you see someone in pain, do your best to help alleviate their struggle as much as you can. Try to relate. Encourage them. Understand their struggle. People in pain just want to be understood and listened to. Imagine how you feel when you are in pain and how you would want your friends react to the situation. Life is a marathon, but it should not be an individual race. It’s a team run. When one person falls, we all fall in this world.

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Ways We Can All Be Better Humans

SuperiorHow do you feel when you witness a stranger commit an intolerable act? Does it make you question humanity? I hear stories of people doing heinous things for money and hurting others in the process. It doesn’t make sense why we would stoop to a low level to garner attention. On the other hand, while these nasty stories do exist, there are others hidden stories about ordinary citizens doing amazing acts of kindness. These stories restore my faith in humanity and make me believe that we all are capable of making choices to become better humans. Here are some things to consider if you want to be a good person.

The key to becoming a better person boils down to knowing when and how to be kind. Everyone endures hardship and it is important to recognize when someone is struggling and to offer a helping hand. We’re not saying that you need to be a saint but be mindful of what you can do to make others happy. I find acts of kindness in unexpected moments can turn a person’s bad day around and make all the difference. I encourage you to buy food for the homeless; volunteer at your favorite charity; spend time with the elderly. Be kind to everyone you meet and show them that you care.

Respect and tolerance are a huge component of being a better human. The world is full of people with different aspirations, ways of thinking, and values. Some beliefs a person holds dear to them may seem offensive to you. The problem comes when we attack them for the things they believe. We make others feel inferior. Rather than allow them to think for themselves, we feel the need to force our beliefs upon them. Being a better person means we must learn to bite our tongue and acknowledge their set of opinions. While we are not accepting their beliefs, we are able to be less critical and less offensive to them.

Clean up after yourself! The world is dirty and that is a result of our existence. We litter and don’t place our environment on a pedestal as we should. There is an abundant amount of pollution. It ranges from factory smoke to trash in our oceans to the destruction of our forests and wildlife. We need to learn how to clean up. This means picking up trash as you see them on the street and throwing it in a bin. Grow a garden to encourage more greenery. Volunteer to clean up the beach. With more hands on deck, we will be able to save a valuable part of us: our planet.

It is important for all of us to take a proactive approach to becoming a better person. Take time to think about what you can do to help others and the world we live. Rather than promote negativity, learn to be positive and encouraging. If we all understand how important it is to be good,  then we’ll see this world shape into a remarkable one.

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Kindness Is Deserved To Be Experienced By All

Why we deserve the kindness?Everyone you encounter in your day to day life is facing a battle of their own that you may not know about. Just like others may not know what you are internally struggling with, you do not know what the person on the opposite end is dealing with either. With all the challenges that we face in our lives, this makes it more important for us to always practice kindness and to be mindful of when someone else is in need of it.

 We are all worthy of experiencing and giving kindness in our lives. It is something that needs to be shared because it will lift the spirits of others when they are in contact with it. It can turn a bad day good and in return, bring more positive energy into our world and push the negative ones out. Problem is, people tend to forget to be kind especially when they are placed in stressful circumstances.

When you are panicking or freaking out about something in your life, this is the most important time to be as mindful as possible when it comes to kindness. Learn to always be kind to others even when a mistake has been made. If you have to discipline an employee, do it in a respectable manner as opposed to a patronizing one. One should avoid being condescending, stuck-up, and insulting during these unfortunate circumstances. It can make all the difference in how your peer may see you as a supervisor, a co-worker, or even a friend. Nobody wants to hang out with someone they know will go ballistic and be rude and degrading if things do not go their way.

When you encounter strangers in the street, including the homeless and those less fortunate than you, be careful to not become judgmental of their situations. Having empathy will shape you to be a more considerate individual and will make you inclined to be kind more often.

There are different things you can do to provide kindness to others. First and foremost, you should avoid saying anything hurtful and negative to another person and always take their feelings into consideration. Second, donate your time and money to a cause that you feel strongly about. By reaching out to different organizations, you put yourself on the front line of fighting for something you care deeply about. Third, surround yourself around kind people. Being around optimistic and friendly nurturing individuals will instill the same qualities in you. Finally, do an act of kindness every so often. Pay for someone’s groceries or his or her next meal. Send a gift to a friend for no reason. All of these things can help you get in the spirit of kindness and not only will make the other person feel better, but you’ll feel happier as well.

Kindness is so often forgotten in a world that can often look scary. People from all different backgrounds clash with one another all the time. But slowly, if we all take the time to be kind and learn to respect one another, the world can gradually shape into a whole different place than it is now. Let’s start one person at a time.

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