There is only one thing on everybody’s mind at the moment; the recent tragedy that happened in Paris last week. It’s hard to stay positive when we live in such a negative world, even more so, when an event such as this happens. The world often feels like a cruel and unforgiving place, but the unity and support that was displayed after the attacks, proves that although we all come from different cultures, speak different languages and have different views of the world, we are all on the same journey.
Life can be hard sometimes. The daily struggles that we all face can often become overwhelming and effect our overall happiness, but what you have to remember is that each day, when the sun rises and the moon falls, there are 1,440 minutes to change the direction of your day. The one thing I have learned in my twenty two years is that no matter how dark your day may seem, there is always a ray of light that you can cling to.
Being positive doesn’t come naturally to any of us. We need to fight for our own happiness, even if that means we have to make decisions we don’t want to make. Life is many things but one that we all forget is that life is a blessing. It can be taken away in a second and if we all spent less time focusing on where we need to go, instead of where we are, then the world would be a different place entirely, there would be more gratitude, more love and definitely more peace.
If you do one thing today, let it be this. Write a list of things that you are grateful for. It could be anything from a special person in your life, good health or having all five senses. We all have something in our lives that makes us happy, focus on that. This month, enjoy the little things that make your day brighter. The first cup of tea when you get home from work, putting on your new winter pyjamas or the first kiss from your partner after a long, hard day. Remember that even when the sky is dark, the stars continue to shine.
You might have noticed that the content on the blog has been dwindling for the past couple of weeks, there’s a reason for that. We have started creating the very first issue of Zest For Life and that leaves less time to concentrate on the blog. The magazine is looking great and I can’t wait for you all to see it, only seven weeks until it will be available on this site for you to download to your laptop, tablet or phone.
We are still looking for more writers to not only contribute for the blog but also write some pieces for the first issue. If you are interested in being a part of our team, contact us. I am so proud to be the founder of Zest For Life. It has already exceeded my expectations and I am glad that so many people want to share this journey with me, discover their own happiness and start living a positive life.
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