“You create your opportunities by asking for them.” – Patty Hansen
Standing up for yourself is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Taking initiative is what provides possibilities in our lives. I have a hard time asking for anything, especially for help, but it is something that I’m working on.
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
When I’m deep in my depression, someone can say something that makes me smile or laugh even the slightest bit, and it can make all the difference. Even if it only brings me a moment of joy, it makes a world of difference for me.
“What is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen
I’m far from perfect, but I have no clue who I really am. I know that I’m scared but I don’t give up. I find out new things about myself every day. I guess that is the work of becoming myself. I just wish it was a little easier.
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius
This reminds me to never give up, and that’s something I really need to hear right now. Just because it’s rough at this moment, doesn’t mean it’s always going to be that way. I will rise again. I just hope it happens sooner rather than later.
“You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.” – Brian Tracy
I don’t feel as if I have everything I need to deal with my current situations, but I’m going to pretend that I do and make a leap of faith.
“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” – Debbie Fields
“One of the wonderful things about being alive is that it’s never too late.” – Phyllis A. Whitney
This is what gives me hope. Things may not be great right now, but it’s never to late for things to turn around. Nothing, except death, is permanent. Life can and will change.