Friday 24 July 2009

Summer school

Lessons I have learnt....

  • Only you can make yourself happy. I think this is the hardest lesson. You can't rely on someone else to make your day ok, to make the world seem brighter and to tell you you're great. You have to be able to do it for yourself. And then, when you can, when someone else does it too, that's just the icing on the cake.
  • Sometimes it's ok to let yourself cry. It doesn't mean you're weak or pathetic. If crying is your way of releasing emotions, do it. Cry, sob, lie on the floor and kick your legs in the air if you have to. People deal with things in different ways. Some cry, some get angry, some hold grudges. I cry. I think that's the least destructive of the three.
  • Bad things happen. You have to deal with them and move on. In time, bad memories will fade and the good will remain.
  • 35000 feet and 9500 miles are just numbers. They won't make things easier. Only I can do that.
  • Eating an entire bag of Percy Piglets will make you feel sick.
  • Negativity can be turned into positivity more easily than you think. Instead of wishing for a life you don't have and being down about things that are happening, use the dislike and the dissatisfaction that you feel to change things. Use it as fuel to create a happier life.
  • People can and do change. But changes can mean nothing if they're not believed in.
  • And finally, I have learned that it's never to late to start again and create something wonderful. But it can only work if you really really want it to.

Lessons over. Class dismissed.