Hey everyone! Welcome to the forth day of 7 Days of Salina. If you’ve come this far, I freaking appreciate it haha! Today’s topic is a little different. Maybe a little biased too because these things may not suit everyone reading this, but I hope you can find at least one of them useful which I’m sure of. There’s this quote that goes something like this: “Sometimes the little opportunities that fly at us each day can have the biggest impact.” – Danny Wallace
The reason why I am currently making you read this quote is to show you how much the little things matter. It can be as simple as giving back to someone else who’s in need of your help and automatically, you day just gets much better. Doing a little task like this can eventually lead to a better and more positive life. So before I get into the real talk, I want to tell you that the things that I’m about to talk about has in fact helped me so much. It has helped me think more openly, discovering more about myself, and knowing that my voice can also be heard even with a billion of other people in this world. Before I start to blabber more, let’s just get into it.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: everyone has to read. I have no words to describe how important and amazing it is to read. I wish I started to read sooner because the moment I started reading, I finally realized how much better it is to read than to watch a movie. Yes, I just said that. The first book I’ve read is Divergent by Veronica Roth. The way she describes the action in the book seemed so real and I was fascinated by them. That words can mean so much and can put up such a huge impact on someone. Let me tell you a quick story of how I started to read. So I was with my cousin who came to visit me from Canada and we decided to go shopping. On our way we went to an old book shop which my cousin insisted on going because she’s an enormous fan of books so I was like oh well I better just go with her. And that’s where the ‘magic’ happened. She showed me a copy of Divergent and she forced me to buy it. I can still remember it. It was around 3 years ago and I still have that book which kind of isn’t in the best condition because back then, I didn’t care much about books hahaha! Alright so anyway, I started to read it and I hated to admit that I had fallen in love. So that is my little story. Consider me as your cousin forcing you to read a book. Perhaps you can even read Divergent. After all, it’s still one of my favorite series. So please take my advice and read! You won’t regret it.
2. Finding New Hobbies
Trying to discover new hobbies isn’t as hard as we think it is. There is always something out there that we love but we don’t put in the effort into making it a hobby or turning it into something we’re good at. For example, let’s say you’re a fan of basketball and you really want to play but you think you aren’t ‘good enough’ for it. Truth is, you can’t be good enough at anything but you can try to improve. If you fail, then you fail, but you fail better next time. And hopefully one day you will be where you want to be. It doesn’t hurt to try. It hurts to give up. So don’t give up guys. Keep trying and you’ll feel so much better about yourself.
3. Getting in Touch with God
Before I tell you more about this, I want to clarify that this point may not suit everyone for different reasons. If you’re an atheist, I respect that. This part is my personal opinion and I think that it can help others the way it helps me. So anyway, getting in touch with God. The feeling of knowing that there’s someone or something listening to me talk about my struggles and life, is what makes me happy. If you’re a type of person who doesn’t like to share their feelings with people or doesn’t feel comfortable, then you have God to talk to. It may seem as though it’s not helping but as long as you believe, you will feel happier.
Again I want to remind you that it’s all about believing in yourself which will make you a happier person. Keep trying until you get to where you want to stand. Thank y’all for taking the time out of your day to read these little posts I’ve written. Have a great weekday!