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How I Stay Positive

Honestly, I fake it until I make. To be honest there are a lot of days where I want to post quotes that are negative. There are also days in which I wanted to communicate how hurt I was by someone’s actions.

When I was younger I was always venting to social media about how someone did me wrong. When I entered college, I realized I was a very negative/ pessimistic person. I was feeding myself negativity, by posting negative things. In college, I met someone who changed my perspective. She came into my life when I was unhappy. I was in a really toxic relationship that was mentally abusive, and I almost lost my life. There were days where I would cry myself to sleep because I felt so alone. But I had someone to encourage me, and that kept me going. Also, talking to God helped me remain positive.

Every day, I would text myself and communicate why I was thankful and that helped me tremendously. Often times we get so consumed with negative thoughts, that we forget to be thankful for all of the wonderful things in our lives. So now whenever I feel negative I look for positive quotes, scriptures and I post it. I post it on my social media account, because I know I am always on it, so it then becomes a constant reminder for me. Additionally, I talk with family, friends, write poems or songs. And I am working on talking to God. I’m not going to lie it’s hard for me to talk to God when I am going through (but I am working on my relationship). I hope that you see that I don’t have it together. There are some days when I slip and might find myself posting something negative. But by the end of the day, I will delete it. I am still a work in process, but what matters is that I continue to keep going. It does not matter how many times you fall, as long as you keep getting up. Don’t forget that you are not alone, you are loved, you are important, you are valid and you belong. I would like to share with you all my favorite scripture from Psalm 30: 5, which states”, weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Actually, I want to tell you another scripture that I love, and then I promise that I am done.

The scripture states”, Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful ( John 14:27). So in conclusion, lean on your family and friends when you are going through. Look at positive quotes, remind yourself that you are destined for greatness, and tough times do not last. I promise you all tough times do not last, the sun will shine again.

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