I feel like I am on top of the world. Life is crazy and it’s been difficult. It has shown me how strong I actually am. I do things that a lot of people don’t understand. They think I should be doing something other than what I am doing. However, I am doing exactly what I am supposed to do. I know this because I am happy even though things are difficult. I also know myself.
Yesterday, I was called to the principal’s office to talk about somethings that have been happening with my class. In the past, I would have taken it personally and got defensive. I acknowledged the mistakes that I made. I am currently doing what I need to do to correct them. The funny thing is that I started to make some of the corrections before I was even called to the office. I had known the things were an issue so I made the choice to start correcting them a few days before. Of course, the principal didn’t know this. I feel pretty powerful being able to respond in the way I did.
Why hide your mistakes when acknowledging them can make you powerful? When you acknowledge mistakes and weaknesses, you begin to overcome them. When you start to overcome them you give yourself the power to succeed and grow. It’s a pretty amazing thing.
I have had a cough recently due to the dust in the air here. At night, the cough gets worse. Last night, I had a friend over. We were watching a movie and I started coughing really bad. I coughed for about 10 minutes. When I got done, he did something and I just started laughing. This was not your normal everyday laugh. This was a laugh that lasted at least 20 minutes. This was a laugh that I could not stop. I tried to stop it and I would just snort or spit everywhere. I was laughing so hard I couldn’t breathe. My ab’s started to hurt. It was crazy. I would just laugh and laugh. He would just look at me like I was crazy or he would laugh with me. I have not laughed like this in a very long time. It was a release of some kind because today I feel like a new person. I cannot tell you why I was laughing because I have no idea. He was just doing what he normally does. For some reason, I just needed to let out that much laughter. It was a great feeling.
I encourage you all to laugh. Just laugh with all your heart and soul. Even if times are rough, laugh and be happy. Acknowledge your weaknesses and overcome them. Laugh about your weaknesses. Laugh just to laugh. Laugh for no reason at all. Life is great. You are right where you need to be. I promise you that. Accept, laugh, and acknowledge. Trust yourself. Trust that you know what you are doing. Listen to that “gut” feeling and go with it. No one else lives your life. No one else knows you as well as you do. If you don’t know yourself take time to figure out who you are. It’s the only thing you can do to have the life you want.