“Don’t ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive... and GO DO IT.... because what the world needs is people who have come alive” - Howard Thurman .
This quote changed my trajectory, I hope you let it seep into your soul.
My back & hips have been bothering me, so this last week I have stretched & done light resistance training between resting. Then it rained a lot and was so cold (for being the middle of October). But the other night, with an hour & a half of daylight left, I got up & grabbed my camera and ran out the door, even though it was drizzling and cold and I was achy. There’s such little time left before we are stuck indoors without having to give more consideration to outdoor apparel. I went & got coffee, wrote in my journal under a string lit gazebo, and snapped a few photos. It helped breathe fresh air into my lungs but my spirit too. I thought of the quote by Howard Thurman, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Albert Einstein once told us that “great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” For anyone who knows me, I am all too passionate about great quotes, but by far this one has to be one of my new favorites. Einstein might be considered weird albeit a genius, and his bold theories make him controversial even today. Einstein is known for his success remaining reliant on his audacious character. He knew his worth and didn’t beat himself up over his flaws. Not everyone liked him, but that didn’t matter to him. My message to you is to be kind to others because the world needs more love, especially these days—but don’t count on their reciprocation of that kindness to help you get out of bed in the morning. As always, practice self-love, and more importantly, gratitude. You don’t know how lucky you are to have what you do. Yes, we all face obstacles—I’m not asking you to discount problems you may be dealing with. However, gratitude can literally change your life. It can help you minimize your issues, maximize the appreciation and love in your life, and cultivate enough feeling of worthiness to allow you to brush off the thoughts of *mediocre minds so that you can flourish as the *great spirit that inevitably resides inside of you. Don’t listen to the *opposition. And just in case you forgot to remind yourself today—you do matter, you do hold all the potential on this earth for greatness, and you are beautiful regardless of what those less-than-amazing people might tell you. I believe in you and hope that you can find the courage to be shamelessly you. Just be you. 💋⚡️ And if you made it to the end, thank you for sticking with me. 😉
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"Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
We love this quote, it is so relevant today in our world. Are you doing what truly makes you come alive?
ENDING THE PAIN
I cry in my room, and I keep it all a secret.
People tell me that they care,
But do they even mean it?
The smile on my face was all you did witness.
When you needed to decipher my eyes and their stillness.
"No you're lying, you're not depressed,
It's just the attention, with what you are obsessed"
But when you talk to me, you don't notice what my eyes say.
They show how my soul feels, and how much it dies everyday .
I told you about my feelings but you kept them aside.
So now I don't share them, I try to keep them inside.
I give myself pain, and keep crying all night.
Swollen eyes and dried throat, still no signs of feeling alright.
I was trying to break the stigma, before the stigma breaks me,
I'm trying hard, I scream and cry, but the world mistakes me.
The cuts on my hand, they are not by mistake.
Just a little will to die and grief is all it takes.
But I don't wanna die, I just wanna end the pain.
I fail once more, I cry and hurt myself again.
I wake up and I know what my next step will be .
I will kill myself, before depression kills me.
I slit my wrist, and tighten my fist.
For the thoughts in my mind were more painful than this.
Pale and cold hearted, I decide to end this mess.
"Thud" goes the sound, slackens the grip of stress.
In the vanishing vision, hope stretches a hand for me.
It holds my hand, only to set me free.
Mom rushes in the room and sees me on the floor.
The boy she raised up won't talk to her anymore.
Yes it hurts, but less than what the world did to me.
This was my final resort and now I'm finally free.
Peace was all I needed, company was all I asked for.
I had died inside, that's what my face was masked for.
Writing for the MHAWC by k.writes_ig
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