“Tell me something good” – Will Traynor, Me Before You
Don’t we all just want to hear something good? Your week has been a living nightmare, and you just want someone to tell you something good is about to happen. Like you won the lottery or that your dream man is standing in the door you’re about to walk through. We’ve all been there. However I dare to ask you have you looked for something good in your life? You may tell me there is nothing good at all, and I dare you to look harder.
As I tell you this I’m telling myself the same thing. I’ve noticed sometimes things get the best of me. I go into this sea of self pity without thinking of all the wonderful things I do have in my life. Right now I have a negative situation of not getting any hours at work to get by on while the money I had saved is all going into my car. It’s easy for me to worry and then go into the “why me” mindest. Yet I have so much to be thankful for. At least I have a place to live. I’m also blessed with a loving family, friends, working legs, great eyesight, hardly any severe health problems, ect.
The point is the list could go on with all I’m so lucky to have yet like so many of us when something goes wrong all we can think of is that dark cloud. I’m daring myself and everyone reading this to look farther than that dark cloud. Look at the sun, the moon, the stars. Look around you and think why you should be grateful.
I remember when I was in the 7th grade I ended up in the hospital with a virus that could have potentially killed me. Instead of being grateful I was even alive I was mad at God because I was sick in the hospital. I know I was young and it was not the best situation at all, but now I can look back and think I should have been giving thanks. Some kids don’t even have the privilege to get to a hospital to get help. I had loved ones come visit me when some people don’t have anyone. I was recovering some people don’t.
Some situations are really hard to get through. Like a loved one dying. It’s one of the hardest things you’ll go through, but when you think how they would want you to be happy instead of mopping around helps you get through. I hope when I die my loved ones will know that’s what I want them to do as well. Is it easy? Of course not! But you have the power to either focus all your energy being sad all the time about it or live your life making every day count in that persons honor.
There is another way to look at a terrible situation I don’t care what it is. If you all haven’t read about or watched the YouTube video about Nick Vujic I highly suggest you do. He has inspired millions of people, including myself. This man literally has no hands or feet yet he is one of the happiest people I’ve ever seen. This man could choice to focus on all he doesn’t have yet he chooses to look at the good in the world. Yet most people complain about their feet hurting. At least you have feet!
Today I went on a walk and I just got to say when you go on a walk it can show you so much beauty. I encourage you reading this to just go take a walk and reflect all the things you are grateful for. It really can help turn your perspective around. If you’re up for the challenge I challenge you to go the whole rest of your day or tomorrow and just think of all the positives in your life. I promise it’ll make you feel better than you would feel if you didn’t do so.
Fill the rest of your day with smiles and laughter,