Words are just words, until you bring them to life.

“We all romanticize the people we adore.” -John Green

There are days we struggle, years we are bullied, and moments where words hit us harder than bullets. Today is the 364th page of the 365 page book you have written this year. What I realized is that over the years, I ruined myself for a lot of people that weren’t even worth it. I let their hurtful words become weapons and I let my own thoughts become wounds of their destruction.

Why do we let compliments slide by with a thank you? But, why do we hold every hurtful sentence, every painful moment, and every harsh statement stay with us for longer than we are willing to admit? I texted random people yesterday saying to describe me in 5 words. Five simple words.What I quickly learned  is that we all encounter many people along the way who will attempt to tear us down and break our spirit. What I couldn’t realize is that it’s truly up to us to decide how we allow others to make us feel. So I chose to let my friends, acquaintances and loved ones tell me how they see me through words. Words- the same things that tore me down: building me up again.

Here is a collage I made of the words they used. I am sharing it with you because for every word on here I could name one I’ve heard that is the polar opposite, but I am choosing not to see those words. I am choosing positivity. I am choosing happiness.

So, when this year comes to a close and the new year begins to open it’s curtains, please remember to end your book with happiness and start the sequel with bliss. Write a good series, you only get one.



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