Until I started blogging, I always held my thoughts fairly close to me. In fact it took me quite awhile to start The Brighter Side of Life. Even though I really wanted to do it, I wasn’t sure I was comfortable putting my voice “out there.”
But we learn, grow and change. Through this blog and your heartfelt comments, I’ve come to realize we’re not alone in our thoughts, feelings and experiences. And I’m so grateful for that.
So in the spirit of putting our hearts on our sleeves, I’m sharing some of the things I believe:
You have unlimited potential. Yes, you! We all do. In some cases we forget that when we grow up. (Maybe it’s time to think like a child again).
Each of us can make this world a better place through the simplest actions. In fact, you can make your own day brighter by doing something for someone who can’t repay the kindness to you. We may never know the impact of a little act of kindness, but that impact can ripple out farther than we ever imagined.
It’s the small stuff – the daily stuff we don’t usually notice – that means the most.
We’re all connected in one way or another on this crazy journey of life.
We’re part of something much, much bigger than ourselves.
No matter how successful people are from a business or financial perspective, everyone still has dreams to fulfil.
Everyone has insecurities to overcome – everyone.
If you listen to your inner wisdom, it won’t lead you astray. Your logical mind may question a decision that is intuition-based, but your gut knows. And if you don’t listen to it, you’ll be shutting down an important part of yourself.
Our perceived limits are just that: perceived. Give yourself a challenge to rise to, and see the amazing things you can accomplish.
Acknowledging your fears and anxieties, particularly to yourself, is freeing. And it allows you to push through those fears. I’ve learned recently that you are strong, not weak, when you can bring them to light.
Harbouring ill-will towards others holds you prisoner, not them, and saps your precious energy.
There are always at least two sides to the story, no matter how right you think you are.
It’s important to honour yourself through positive relationships, and let go of negative ones as gracefully as possible.
On the toughest days (and the great ones too), you are much less alone than you realize.
A vocal, unrelenting toddler holds significant power over an exhausted parent. *sigh*
Thanks for letting me share my thoughts with you. It means so much!