I’ve been feeling very sad about the state of the world at the moment. I think it’s just a combination of bad (and completely unnecessary) events happening all at once and me feeling terribly emotional and overwhelmed by it all. I was in the middle of lamenting about life when an amazing friend of mine gave me some even more amazing advice. This message has really stuck with me and so I wanted to share it with you:
“There are some horrible people in the world out there. People are cruel and selfish and don’t think of the pain they cause. There’s only so much you can do about them. There are lots of groups you can join who help those animals and people who suffer because of them. If you’re serious about it then join a group and become proactive. The best thing you can do is try and negate all the bad in the world. Be the best person you can be and do good when you can.”
This made me realise that no matter how bad I feel about things, complaining and getting upset does absolutely nothing to change them. I am guilty of falling into the 'I am just one person, what difference can I make?' frame of mind, but the above conversation really made me stop and think about all of the good that I can actually do. I tend to get very wrapped up in my own thoughts and sometimes forget to stop and appreciate the beauty that surrounds me and to remember that the world isn't all bad. So this is my first step towards becoming a more positive, proactive person and I am starting by reminding myself (and all of you) that life really is beautiful.