It’s so easy to get caught up in the negativity of this world. It can take only a text message or a Facebook notif to make a day into a bad one. Sometimes, there’s even that urge to cry for no reason at all. On days that I feel like the sadness and despair is too much to handle, I try to remind myself of this simple rule: stay close to the people who feel like sunshine.
Most often that not, this line and all that positivity “bullshit” are just perceived as aesthetics but when you actually practice and internalize it in your everyday life, I find that it’s easier to face my struggles with living. Limiting the time I spend thinking bad things about other people or comparing myself to others is one way I do this. I also try to not only surround myself with people who don’t give me unnecessary stress, but to focus on the good side of the people I’m already with as well.
I’m a firm believer that there’s always a part of someone that you can fall in love with, no matter how small that part is. I’m grateful that my personality allows me to interact with so many people, and have so much memories with them. As a really sentimental person, I treasure most of these moments. When someone has been good to me, no matter how inconsequential, or old that short period of time may seem, it always stays in my mind for a really long time.
And for these simple moments, I am grateful.
article & pictures by Lia Querijero