When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you, but because in that brief moment when the coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you are hoping for…
“Take chances. Tell the truth. Date someone totally wrong for you. Say no. Spend all your cash. Get to know someone random. Be random. Say I love you. Sing out loud. Laugh at stupid jokes. Cry. Apologize. Tell someone how much they mean to you. Tell a jerk what you think. Laugh until your stomach hurts. Live life. Regret nothing.”—
Any guesses? No? That’s okay, I’ll tell you. Today is the first day of spring! Crazy right? Now, here’s my question…how are you going to make this spring different than last spring? What changes are you going to make? Improvements?
How about this. I challenge you to be the best you can be, and to make the birds proud to chirp for you. Make this spring memorable. Show some skin! It’s okay you know to wear shorts in warm weather…Let’s make this a great spring people. Spring is a time for new beginnings, it resembles rebirth, renewal, and regrowth. So that’s my challenge for you, to make it memorable.
“My mom always said you want to be happy in life, find something you love to do so much, you’d do it for free. Then find somebody to pay you for it. That’s what I’ve done. I have really bad days, and I have okay days, you know? It’s strange, you know? But, I mean, I’m blessed I’m alive. I’m here.”—
Some of you may be wondering what the heck a Babyduck Thing is. Well, here’s the post explaining it. Now, what’s your Babyduck Thing for the day?
Recently, some of the people in my life have been on the verge of being depressed and I have found myself surrounded by people with bad vibes. I am worried that my naturally optimistic attitude will be at risk if something doesn’t change. So I’ve decided to start something. Something small.
A word that I use on a daily basis is “babyduck”. Yes, all one word. It is a word that I have subconsciously added to my personal vocabulary and I believe it shows small signs of protection and affection. I would like to share babyduck things about the world that people constantly over look. These babyduck things are things that we appreciate on a daily basis, but we don’t realize the presence of the appreciation because we are too caught up with the pessimistic outlooks on life. Most of us are very fortunate to be where we are, doing the things we are doing and we tend to set aside the views of anyone else who may not be as fortunate. I would like to point out those things.
The events of the past couple of months have helped me come to a huge life realization. You are in charge of how you live your life and the people you surround yourself with. No one can help you achieve your goals, no one can put you in a better mood. Sure, a lot of it is psychology, actually all of it is psychology. You might think you love someone one day and the next, they’ve disappeared out of nowhere. No explanation, no signs of leaving. They’ve cut you out of their lives entirely. Or, you may feel as though you failed an exam. “Oh shoot, how am I going to bring this grade up?” Here’s my answer to whoever is feeling like a failure, or feeling lost because someone left without an explanation, or anything along those lines. MOVE. ON. I know it sounds harsh, but I’m allowed to say that because I know from experience. I think we all do. Part of living life is going through experiences that are less than unpleasant. Experiences that make you want to curl up in a ball and die. Guess what? You’re not going to die. There are three steps to moving on from any negative situation.
1. Realizing why you’re unhappy.
2. Identifying what changes need to be made in order to make you happier.
3. Making the changes.
Now, this probably sounds easy, but let me tell you, you’re most likely not doing it right if you can do it without crying. The hardest step is number three. I’ve had so many encounters with people where the first two steps are a breeze then they give up on the third. It’s so simple, if you’re unhappy, make changes. That’s it. No catch. So this is my announcement to the blogging world, and whoever else is reading this. If you’re reading this, you’re in my life. Get over it. That’s how it is. I’ve chosen for you to be in my life because you have made some sort of an impact in my life. This impact has shaped me to become the person I am today. I don’t care if you like it or not. That’s the way it is. Hey you, yes you. You’re important. Don’t ever forget it. And keep reminding me the same? Here’s my advice to you: don’t worry about the negative things in life. The positive outweigh them by SO MUCH. You know who you want to be a part of your life. You know what makes you happy. So go do it. :)