“Don’t be so hard on yourself, no…learn to forgive, learn to let go. Everyone trips, everyone falls…so don’t be so hard on yourself, no.”
(Shoutout to Tena for reminding me of this one!)
In life, we all fall on hard times, and go through our rough patches. Sometimes it’s by outside circumstances and people, and sometimes, it’s because of our own decisions. Life ain’t all rainbows and unicorns, and it never will be. It’s important, though, that in the midst of this, we don’t get caught up in pity parties. It’s okay to be upset for a minute, but you’ve got to push yourself to get up and shake it off.
This song, “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself,” from the UK’s own Jess Glynne speaks on exactly that. “Everyone trips, everyone falls,” Jess sings on the hook. It’s so easy to forget that, and that’s something that I personally struggle with. We’ve got to learn not to be so hard on ourselves!
Watch the official video below!
When I tell people that it’s okay to be a little selfish, I automatically get the crazy looks like that’s wrong. A lot of us are used to taking care of and being there for other people…so much so that we lose ourselves in the process. We don’t take good enough care of ourselves, because we’re so focused on others, and that’s not good.
This video I watched from spoken word artist/rapper/filmmaker Prince EA speaks on just that. It’s perfectly okay to be selfish, and get yourself together before you take care of other people. Matter of fact, it’s VITAL. How can you truly be present and help others if you haven’t even helped yourself? You have to secure your own self physically, mentally, financially, spiritually, in whatever is the best way for you. Then you can give of your full self to others! In fact, as Prince EA says, it becomes your duty and obligation to do so.
So remember, first, take time for yourself. Get yourself right, and THEN reach over to help others!
Always good to start the day with good news!
After taking on an assignment in a human services class at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, N.Y., Roman Espinoza was inspired to help his own community. As his teacher told each student to research and report on an epidemic in this country, Roman picked nutrition.
As he was researching, Roman was shocked to find that his former school had food pantry. “Just being naive, I thought that if you had money to go to school, you had money to eat. I came to realize very quickly, that wasn’t true,” Roman told InsideEdition.com. “I realized there are adults who have to choose to drive to school or get something to eat.”
Though he donated to that food pantry, Roman took his charity to another level, building a small pantry on his own front lawn! Using supplies from Home Depot, he built the box and stocked it himself at first. Then neighbors started seeing what he was doing, and wanted to donate as well!
The box has been on Roman’s lawn and has a variety of goods like beans, toothpaste and toilet paper. On the glass front of the box, there’s a sign: “Take what you need, leave what you can. Above all else be blessed.” And Roman’s community has definitely been using it! “We’ve had to replenish it at least every other day. No one has come by and taken advantage. They just take what they need,” he said.
Roman’s act of kindness continue to spread, with him helping building a few more of these “blessing boxes” for other neighbors! “Nobody should ever go hungry,” he stated. “I think it’s important to give back to the community. People just need to know where to go sometimes until things get better.”
Charity truly does start at home! Little things like this can mean so much to other people who may be struggling behind closed doors. Kudos to Roman for this great idea!
If you’ve never heard of Gramma and Ginga, I really need you to go look these two up! These sisters are 103 and 98 years old, and they have NO cut cards, especially with each other. I love watching them go back and forth from videos on their official Facebook page.
These two were recently featured on Steve Harvey‘s latest show, Little Big Shots: Forever Young, a spinoff of Little Big Shots, and they were HILARIOUS!
Watch them go below!
Good morning everybody…Happy Monday! Yes, I said, HAPPY. MONDAY. I know it’s always hard to let go of the weekend, but be determined to make this
I hope that this quote inspires someone today. You can’t start your upward journey towards a better life for yourself, if you never take the first step. Sometimes, it’s hard to find the time to start. Sometimes, you don’t take it out of fear of rejection or failure. Sometimes it’s simply out of settling. But a dream can’t become reality without the first brick being laid down. Without making some moves, dreams stay just that—dreams.
Push all of your doubts, fears, and everything else getting in the way to the back burner, and take your first step TODAY.