Sometimes things look so bleak that we think we will never recover. 16 years ago the devastation that wreaked havoc on our country was tragic, but we are here today still standing. The hurricanes are battering out country right now, but once the eye of the storm passes we will pick ourselves up and start over. You are capable and never let anyone tell you any different.
At times the problems of the world seem overwhelming. It is easy to think we as individuals don’t have anything to offer. We tend to think, I am only one person and they need so much help, what can I do? Well I am here to remind you that you can make a difference. No matter how little we have there is always someone worse off. You may feel like you are only one drop in a limitless ocean, but what is an ocean but a multitude of drops?(Cloud Atlas)
A lot of times other people tend to tell us that we are not enough. They send the message that we don’t have enough experience or that we are not important enough to do the things we see others accomplish. I am here to tell you that is not the case. We are all capable of doing extraordinary things; things we never thought we could do.
Sometimes we allow other people’s negativity to change how we feel about ourselves and the things we want to accomplish. I am here to tell you don’t let this happen. Those people do not want you to succeed. They will never be happy for you and you are better off without their influence.
The world is in a weird state and we all need to be reminded that everyone has something to teach us. It may not be their intention. Sometimes it is simply reacting with quiet dignity and defying the stereotype. What is it that you can teach others?
As they say, no man is an island. When I first heard that expression as a young girl I was confused. As I matured I realized the saying was gospel. No matter how good we are at what we do, there is always something that we don’t know. This is where we need to humble ourselves and ask for help. There’s no shame in surrounding yourself with experts in their field. In fact it is how successful men and women gain their success. Nobody can bring everything to the table.
At times we may feel nobody in the world gets us. Things we say and do are often taken out of context. Stay true to yourself. For every 10 that don’t get it there is that 1 who will. That’s all you need.