Teens Self Help

A medium to express myself and talk about my feelings, hoping to inspire you... "Believe in yourself, in the power you have to control your own life day by day. Believe in the strength that you have deep inside and your faith will help show you the way. Believe in tomorrow and what it will bring. For things will work out if you trust and believe there is no limit to what you can do!" (Larry S. Chengges)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

See Beauty wherever you go...

As I start to write this, I'm looking outside our family room's window and I see our cute fat groundhog eating a piece of bread. I threw out some bread earlier this morning for our guest birds or squirrels - and what do you know? Our groundhog got if first. Yes, we have a groundhog living under our shed. He's truly adorable! To see him standing on his hind legs eating this slice of bread is pretty awesome... What a beautiful animal! (Our groundhog looks like the one on the picture, but that one is not ours)

This brings me back to my title about the importance of seeing beauty wherever you go. Yes, we can easily concentrate only in the "negative stuff" and make ourselves miserable. Some people have the bad habit of doing this all the time - they only see the bad and ugly in everything; they complain too much and only focus on the "negative." It's like they enjoy "suffering." They become their own worst enemies. They have to always find something negative to talk about wherever they are, and set a negative tone that affects others. Others can sense their misery, their "doom" mentality, and most of the time they're not even aware that they're doing this. People cannot enjoy their company, because with their attitudes they drain their energy. Please don't become like that! We have to remember that we are responsible for our thoughts and our happiness! Happiness is a decision we MUST make; because it's very easy to make our lives miserable when we're not aware of our attitudes, thoughts and actions. We must learn to make the right decisions, in order to create more happiness for ourselves and those around us - instead of making bad choices that will affect us and others (especially those who love us) in a negative way. We should assume a more positive outlook on life if we want a better life!

Of course, like Marianne Williamson says (one of my favorite authors): "It's hard to stay loving in a loveless world." But, I'm confident that you (all of us) possess the inner strength necessary to accomplish great things - anything you set your mind to do. Like they say: "with God all things are possible" - because, believe it or not, God dwells within you. God is your inner strength that sustains you when times are tough! The power that can move mountains!

Stop finding excuses to make yourself, your life and others miserable, do not become your worst enemy or allow others to upset you - like so many people do. Find the strength, the faith, the optimism, the beauty, the positive in your life! Embrace happiness no matter what! See beauty wherever you go... Walk in nature and appreciate the beauty of the world, and do whatever it takes to become a positive person and not allow others to drag you down! Stop complaining - just do your best! You can do it! Then, you'll attract more interesting and like-minded positive people to you... "cool people."

I highly recommend Marianne Williamson's book: "The Gift of Change." It's a very uplifting and an excellent book, especially for those times of stress; when we have too much to do and feel a bit overwhelmed. It has beautiful lessons on how to transform your life and find love, joy and peace. I also recommend "Endless Light" by Rabbi David Aaron, to enrich your life and help you enjoy more meaningful relationships. You don't have to read these books in their entirety - you can just read a few sections to find the messages that are right for you... and remember that as you see yourself - you will see your world. So, see yourself as the truly beautiful being you are and then you'll be able to see the beauty in this world, your world!