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Finding happiness in adversity, finding peace in chaos and finding love in a forsaken place πŸŒΌ

Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.

Helen Keller

When you look around at those you admire and you see them succeed with every aspect of life and you feel that longing for more fullfillment in your own life, remember how far YOU have come. Remember how much YOU have overcome. Remember how much YOU have to be thankful for.

Caring about how YOU feel and feeling grateful for what YOU have overcome – those are the building blocks of a successful life. Finding happiness in adversity, finding peace in chaos and finding love in a forsaken place – those are admirable features that no amount of money can buy you.

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You don’t need to rescue me, light up my darkness or even love me – I am whole on my own πŸ™

I don’t need anyone to rescue me, I learned to save myself regardless the circumstances.

I don’t need anyone to light up my darkess, I learned to shine my light from within and that light is always with me, no matter how dark it gets.

I don’t even need someone to love me anymore, I learned how to be one who loves. True love is an inside job, and it has to be unconditional.

I don’t need anyone to complete me, I learned that I am whole on my own. If I choose to be with you, I do so because I want to be with you. You are someone I enjoy being with, someone I like a lot and someone who enhances my joy, my passion and my desire that I already feel, on my own.

No matter how hopeless and hard it might seem, you CAN feel better again

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

– Helen Keller

Ok, so life has been hard on you? Someone hurt you? You lost someone you love? You lost everything that mattered to you? No matter what happened to you or how bad it feels, you can do something about how you feel, and that will make all the difference in what you attract from here on.

Of course it is easier to just feel sorry for yourself, complain and remain in your negative doubt – but that attitude will just keep you stuck in your misery! Improvements come when you let go of your old ways of thinking and you embrace a more hopeful way of thinking, regarding all topics.

What happened has already happened, your negative attitude about it will only prolong your pain. You can feel better, no matter how hopeless and hard it might seem. All it takes is a willingness to feel better and a choice to stop beating yourself up with that negative attitude of yours. The only one you truly hurt with your resentment is yourself, the only life you ruin with your complaining is your own.

A change in your attitude, in the thoughts you choose, about everything, will bring on a change in your emotional state. When you have achieved an improved emotional state – what you attract to yourself will improve as well. 🌹

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

Helen Keller

🌼🌼🌼 Yes, you can feel good even when you have seen the dark sides of life πŸŒΌπŸŒΌπŸŒΌ

Not every sky will be blue and not every day is springtime. So on the spiritual path a person learns to find this kind of happiness without needing nice things to happen on the outside. Rather, you find happiness by being who you really are. This isn’t mystical. Young children are happy being who they are. The trick is to regain such a state when you are grown and have seen the light and dark sides of life.”

Deepak Chopra

How you feel is in your hands, no matter what you have been through. It doesn’t take much skill to just look around and feel in response to what you see. That is just sloppy creating because you give all your power away. If you see something unwanted, you feel bad and complain. If you see something wanted, you feel good and appreciate. That is very disempowering because then you are dependant on what happens around you.

True freedom, strenght and empowerment comes when you choose to feel good, regardless. And you practice feeling better even though you have been through unwanted things. How you feel truly is a choice, a choice YOU make in each moment. How do you want to feel?

If you want it – work for it and believe in your dream

β€œPearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.”

– Chinese proverb

One of the most exciting things about life is that all possibilities are here for you. What do you desire most in life? What would bring you the greatest happiness and satisfaction? What things are you drawn to?

When you work on what you secretly desire – whether it is to find your dream partner, to get the job of your dreams, to get fit and toned or what ever it might be – and you put in the extra effort and keep believing in your dream, you can achieve it.

Sometimes the road to your desired outcome might be rough, but the satisfaction in the end once you reach your destination will be worth it all. And as long as you have passionate desires within you, there is life force that calls you forward. Desire with belief is the sweetest experience in life.

Without the darkness you would not appreciate the light as much as you do πŸ™

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

– Michael Jordan

What if all the mistakes you have made were actually of beautiful value? What if there is benefit in all the pain and all the hurtful experiences? What if all these awful things you have been through can be your solid foundation on which you stand firmly while you rebuild your strenght? What if the bad things he did to you, can actually inspire you to NOW become stronger and happier?

Everything is of value. Without the darkness you would not appreciate the light as much as you do. πŸ™

6 years ago I made an exciting decision πŸ₯³

On the 18th of June 2013 I left my position as a language teacher and started as a special education teacher. Best job ever! πŸ™πŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉStill the same work place though, I have worked at the same school 12 years now and it is the best work place ever. 6 years as a language teacher and 6 years as a special education teacher. πŸ™

From raging insecurities to strong empowerment πŸŒΌ

“(…) Can you hear the whispers all across the room?
You feel her eyes all over you like cheap perfume
You’re beautiful, but misunderstood
So why you tryna be just like the neighborhood?
I can see it, I know what you’re feelin’
So let me tell you ’bout my little secret
I’m a little crazy underneath this
Underneath this
Do you ever feel like a misfit?
Everything inside you is dark and twisted
Oh, but it’s okay to be different
‘Cause baby, so am I (So am I, so am I, so am I)
Do you ever feel like an outcast?
You don’t have to fit into the format
Oh, but it’s okay to be different
‘Cause baby, so am I (So am I, so am I, so am I-I-I-I-I) (…) “

Ava Max,” So am I”

No matter what you look like, what body type you have or what clothes you have – people will look at you and some will judge you. There will always be those who love the way you look and those who completely disapprove of everything that you are. Let them think as they choose to.

The beautiful part about life is when you finally give up trying to please everyone else, when you finally shake loose from caring about their disapproval or approval. There is so much freedom and empowerment to be felt when you start giving yourself the love and approval you previously tried to get from other people and external things.

It is a process. It takes time. I began working on this 12 years ago, when I was 24. I have come such a long way, I went from having no self esteem what so ever, from feeling like a helpless victim and feeling I had to please everyone around me in order to deserve to be liked a little – I went from all that to really liking myself, inside and outside no matter what other people think of me. I began to appreciate life, to appreciate all experiences – especially the bad ones because they helped inspire me to now become stronger.

I would not even be the happy, confident and empowered woman I am today without every single bad thing that ever happened to me. So I am grateful, for all of it. My entire way of viewing life is 100% different from how I viewed life 12 years ago. If I can change all these limiting insecurities, anyone can.

And no, the external things didn’t change before I felt better. I still look exactly the same way as I did before, I have the same job, the same relationship, I have still gone through all those awful things in my life that left me on the brink of despair – and I have since then gone through even more negative experiences in all aspects of my life. And yet here I am, happier and stronger than ever. Loving life, loving my body and feeling appreciation for every step along my way. Feeling appreciation for every rascal that ever hurt me because I am who I am today because of it all. It is an endless journey that I intend to enjoy. πŸ™

It is the life and the zest in the years that matters

Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to love“.

Emma Watson

This is the exciting and satisfying part of life – find out what calls you and follow your unique bliss.

You don’t have to follow what society or your loved ones expect of you – this is YOUR life, not theirs. You only have a couple of years on this planet so why not make the absolute best of those years!? Enjoy your life in the most delicious ways you can think of.

It is the life and zest in the years that matter, not the amount of years in your life! πŸ™

A really nice Sunday β˜€οΈ

Today has been so wonderful. It was really sunny and warm during the morning so we decided to jump into the pool.

We spent a lot of the morning outside playing in the playground right next to were we live. I love how beautiful nature has become, so many flowers and colors everywhere.

I hope you have had a wonderful day as well. 🌹🌹🌹

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