Life Lesson #8: "Sometimes I must remind myself that this is supposed to be fun."
I found the photo above on a very awesome blog: Bits of Truth...all quotes, and I thought this was an amazing quote that various people can relate to.
How many times in your life have you wanted to quit doing something? I am sure all of us have wanted to be a quitter at one point or the other. However, I very much commend those who stick it out. It can be an incredibly hard thing to do, but I think it is worth it. Nobody can rag on you for quitting, and you can take pride in the fact that you didn't quit. It is just a win win situation either way. Remember that the next time you are trying to decide whether to quit something or not.
Do you know what is completely absurd? I have been a Cancer my whole, entire life. Now, according to some sources, I am a Gemini. What?!?! How is it possible? One day, I wake up, and supposedly I am a Gemini??! It is ludicrous! I am a Cancer through and through - I am emotional, moody, AND sensitive.
I found a great website with the different zodiac meanings. According to the website, Cancers are ruled by the moon. We are mothering creatures, who tend to be very emotional. On the other hand, it says Geminis are NOT emotional, NOT personal, and it pretty much describes the polar opposite of my personality! Maybe I am overreacting a little, but I have always been interested in zodiac signs. How can they change on me so suddenly?!
Well, I don't care what sources say. I will remain a Cancer forever.
How do all of you feel about this sudden change of zodiac signs, and the addition of a new zodiac sign. Do you put any value into what your horoscope says, or do you at least read it for fun? Please share your feelings! Tell me I'm right, tell me I'm wrong, just TELL ME SOMETHING!!!!!
You may be wondering who "them" is. Well, "them" encompasses a variety of people. It may be the snobby girl who has always had to one up you since the seventh grade. It may be the teacher who seems to dislike you, even though you have not done anything wrong. It may be a group of boys who will not stop bullying you, even though you are nothing but nice to them. It may even be your best friend, who suddenly decides to turn his or her back on you.
Like many people, you may want revenge. That is perfectly understandable, but it's about the worst thing you can do for yourself. Karma will bite you in the butt faster than any ferocious animal. I have never really been the type of person who has tried to get revenge on someone, but there have been times when I have definitely wanted to.
The thing is, when somebody is bothering you, you want to be the bigger person. It may not always be easy, but in the long run you will feel very proud that you stuck it out. I pride myself in not being a quitter, so don't just give up on yourself.
Maybe they will learn from your kindness, and maybe they won't. I'm not going to lie to you. Just because you are nice to people, does not mean they will all of a sudden see the light and change their ways. However, there is a fraction of a chance they will. You never know how people will respond. Even if the change is not immediate, they may remember in years to come that you were nice to them. They may feel undeserving, but they will remember it nevertheless.
Think about that before you say something rude, and try to say something nice instead.
This year, my boyfriend Ryan and I, tried to make a New Year's resolution to stop drinking soda. It worked...until not too long after midnight. Yes, that's right. We broke it only a little while after the new year started. So far, we both have consumed: Ski, Sprite Zero, Coke, Mountain Dew, and Mellow Yellow. Needless to say, we do not have much self discipline. Maybe our New Year's resolution should have been to have more self discipline, rather than to stop drinking soda.
Anyway, I want to know: what were your New Year's resolutions? Have you kept them so far? I hope you are all having a Happy New Year, even though it is just beginning! I have a feeling this year will be a great year - I just know it. I hope the same is true for you. I know I have not written as much lately as usual, but I hope you can forgive me. There will be a lot of exciting posts for you to read throughout this year! I hope you all have a fantastic day, and the best year ever! :)