I don't live a perfect life at all, far from it actually. I find myself wishing and hoping certain situations and relationships in my past could have worked out differently. These thoughts sadden me to the point of not being able to talk about it and completely shut down. One day I found myself pondering, overlooking the New York City skyline from an amazing rooftop I sneaked my way into and had an epiphany. Instead of dwelling on the negative side of things, I'm now making it a point to learn from my experiences in a more positive light, change and become a better person than I was at my darkest hour.
I've learned that life is how you see things in perspective and how you react to it overall. I can focus on the could have beens/should have beens in my life or I can focus on the people and un-materialistic things that I currently have in my life, appreciate and be thankful for them. The energy it takes to be sad about the past and how life could have/should have been is the same amount it would take for me to just learn from it, let it go but over all just let life be. So why not do just that, be happy, appreciate and thank God for the current love and friendships I have at this very moment. Now, let me be clear that I don't have this mentality down to a T yet but the more aware I am and work towards it, I find it easier to get through my day to day and am also more pleasant to be around; I think at least =P.
I'd like to take this moment now to reflect and be thankful for all the positives in my life. I am ever so thankful for my having life, and good health, my sister and her beautiful growing family, my amazingly supportive boyfriend and his incredible family. I am thankful to work in and live near my favorite city. I am thankful for my few but loyal friends and the new ones I've made recently. I am thankful for my favorite app, Instagram who has connected me with the most creative people I have ever met. My favorite foods (pizza in particular) chocolates and sweets (even if I eat way to many of them). I am thankful for coffee, music, horror movies, Quentin Tarantino, my kitten Diego. Being able to use my hands and feet on a daily bases. I am thankful for being able to experience all the seasons to their full potentials. I'm especially thankful for the Holiday Season though, because there is nothing like having a day to share it with those closest to you, appreciate them and be thankful for what you have in that very moment.
Thank you all for the love and support you have shown me throughout my blogging endeavor and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.