Making a negative a positive,
Crime rate going up?
More work for the police.
Being chased by axe murderer?
You are getting your cardio in.
Garden is flooded?
No need to water the plants.
Ice caps melting?
More space for the fish.
(This is a letter to myself in an unconventional prose format. I’m turning 21 tomorrow, and feeling inspired)
1. I just wanted to tell you
that it’s okay….
to celebrate yourself.
not just today, but every day
2. So, age 20 hit you in the head
It was vast, and sudden
The year became a whirlwind,
a fever dream and you’re still dizzy from all of it’s damage.
You’re still healing.
And It’s okay.
3. At 21, you won’t know your place. You won’t know the world,
Because with every new year, the world feels just the tiniest bit different,
4. And change has been both the cuffs and the keys
5. And it is still okay
Here we are... going through the shadows again.
I can’t wait to see the light.
See you on the other side of the tunnel?
Success and Love
I feel like this is going to be a good year.
I have successfully started my new job. After 6 months of hell and training and exams. I finally got somewhere. Even the team is amazing.
I can finally look forward to starting and accomplishing many things. I understand I am young but I feel like I'm finally going somewhere in life. I can do so many things now. And it's such an amazing feeling
So to anyone struggling. Keep on fighting and push through because eventually you'll get to where you want to be, no matter how hard it may feel. No matter how much you feel beat down. The world is at your finger tips and all you have to do is reach out and grab it. If you know what you want fight for i...
To anyone needing to hear this today.
You're doing amazing, if you're still here be proud that you made it through another tough day. No matter how hard it gets, remember you're strong enough to keep fighting.
Someone out there loves you and cares for you. Be gentle with yourself.
Remember to eat
Remember to drink
Remember to take any meds if you need too
And keep holding on because this world would be a different place without you
I have been timid for too long,
For too long i have feared.
I shall no more bow before my insecurities ,
and shall shake hands with positively.
No longer will those External forces, will imprison my internal wildfire.
I shall set ablaze all obstacles,
So my soul can have a warm start.
Ever tossed a coin to decide?
When the coin is in air, your heart secretly starts to wish for that one option. That's it, that is what you really want 😉
It's okay to not feel Okay
But it's not okay to tell yourself that it’s okay to keep going the same way.
Just a reminder : listen to your heart, pause and see if you feel at peace or not 😊
JUST a REMINDER
Be kind to someone you haven't been.
Don't measure their strange behavior in terms of arrogance. Rather spread positivity, and let them absorb it. ❤️
Of all the people
that have held me,
just to keep me lost,
I finally found myself,
in your arms.
- James McInerney
Instagram / Twitter @millsmc07
There are no secrets to success..... It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure..
Start new year with full power, positivity and keep working hard for your dream , passion ,what and whom you love the most and you'll be successful one day.
"Slow and steady wins the race"
Someone on Twitter posed the idea of writing all the things you're proud of this year but since it's coming to the end of the decade I took it one step further, 10 years of positivity. It's so easy to focus on the negative, I do all the time so I pose the challenge to look back on the past 10 years and pick out the things that make you proud. I tried my best to keep everything in chronological order but you don't have to.
These are mine (Age 14 - 24):
Having the initiative to drop out of a hostile school environment to educate myself instead.
Getting myself into a recording studio writing and completing a song which I then sung live and recorded in one take.
Writing and producing an origi...
For 2020 I am going to defend people's hobbies when being made fun of (ex. Furries) cause what people do to make them upset is horrible. They are human too
-There is a drawing at the bottom-
A trick I've learnt to be more positive came from one of my best friends. When ever something bad was happening to her she would tell me the bad stuff but finish her vent with "But it's ok, because..." and she'll finish her vent with a something positive. This positive note doesn't have to be big like "cause I am getting a new car!" It can be simple like "when I get home, the bed will be made".I started using this a lot and I've certainly noticed change when it comes to being upset. Sometimes the smallest of things can light up your day.
-doodle unrelated to topic-
Today I opened my casket of memories
Memories that were more than gold
There I found some parchments
Where things were written in the ink of our love
Things that were more than life
I found some balloons filled with the air of our hope
Some coloured papers and shimmers that added charm
Some tits and bits of love that we exchanged in private and public
And then opened my eyes to today
Only to see the keys to that casket stolen, lost
I broke it open with my teeth till I bled
Only to see soot, ashes and burnt strings
Some blown out balloons, and some torn papers
Life was like fading away, and I was standing still
I felt out of grip, but had to compose
Because my only resort had flown away
It's very important to not lose your individuality in any case. Those who understand that and in fact, help you grow or discover yourself are the ones who deserve your time and energy. In the meanwhile, make sure that you yourself are not hindering your growth regardless of who's there or not.
Dance to your own music.
And as for the music, listen to your heart.
Whatever makes you feel alive.
Ain't nobody got time for anything less than that.
Jealousy feels ugly
I’ll keep to myself
Configure a machine that loves with out possessive tendencies
Pressure isn’t friendly-or comforting
I found a window, unlatched
I made use of the open space
And gently taught myself how to fall at a logical pace
If there’s a sharp pain in your chest
Maybe you miss me
It’s easier to plummet and plant roots
I don’t know about you but,
I’d rather admire the city
before branching out
The daily grind can take a toll on the soul.
That much heavy will eventually weigh you down.
The world can wait.
It is important that you don’t forget who is in control.
- James McInerney
Instagram / Twitter @millsmc07
I know that by the time I wake up there will be a text from one of my girls and at least once a week a text from my mother.
I wake up every day and check my phone. Sometimes they are checking on me, tht need my advice or they want to share something that has made them smile or frown.
Three generations separated by distance and brought together by technology.
Writing to you from sunny South Africa, only it's a beautifully overcast day today!
Days like these — with the just fallen rain scent in the air, and the shaded out sun to cool things down... This is my happy weather!
Alas the temperate conditions are not my get-up-motivator.
Firstly: this is the day the Lord has made.
Secondly: His mercies are new today.
Third: Joy cometh in the morning.
I remind myself of these promises, and then whatever caused me to have a less-than-optimal day the day before — becomes obsolete.
Because today itself has the potential to become a memory worthy of being a nostalgic keepsake.