Always Try To Do The Right Thing

Always Try To Do The Right Thing

We've all been there before. Should I do it? Should I not do it?

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Little decisions. Big decisions. Random decisions. Impulsive decisions. Wrong decisions. Right decisions.

We have so many kinds of decisions that we may face every single day. Each and every one of those decisions are different. However, each of those decisions are important.

Doing the right thing is not always the way things work out. We've all been there before. But, the more you try to do the right thing, the more often it will happen.

When you see stork parking and you decide it is too cold to park far away from the grocery store, think about the pregnant woman on bed rest who needs that parking spot.

When you get frustrated in a restaurant because your food takes too long, think about the server who may need tip money to eat dinner that night.

When you see someone cheating in school and get mad that you are not, think about your future profession. They would not appreciate that.

When you see someone stealing in a store, think about the example they are putting out for young children around.

When you see someone putting back medicine for their child in a store because they could not afford it, think about who needs the money at that moment.

The examples could go on forever. The examples could hit all different categories of life. The possibilities are endless.

There are some points where doing the right thing could hurt you and in those times, maybe you do your best to try. But, the more you try to do the right thing, the more often it will happen.

Apart from being a good human being in this world is recognizing what is right and wrong. Sometimes, the middle grey area can stand out more than usual, but most times it is pretty clear.

When you try to do the right thing, you will feel really good about yourself. You will realize that people around you will follow your example.

If the world focuses on trying to do the right things, we may live in a happier place. The hate, the negativity, and the anger towards others just hold a grey cloud around this world. We should not have to feel this way.

Whether your piece of contribution is small or big, you will be apart of the big picture. Don't you want to be seen as a good human being? Don't you want to know you added positive changes to this world?

Next time that "Should I do it?" question pops in your head, think about it. Will you do the right thing?

"Initiative is doing the right thing without being told." -Victor Hugo

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The Truth About Young Marriage

Different doesn't mean wrong.
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When I was a kid, I had an exact picture in my mind of what my life was going to look like. I was definitely not the kind of girl who would get married young, before the age of 25, at least.

And let me tell you, I was just as judgmental as that sentence sounds.

I could not wrap my head around people making life-long commitments before they even had an established life. It’s not my fault that I thought this way, because the majority opinion about young marriage in today’s society is not a supportive one. Over the years, it has become the norm to put off marriage until you have an education and an established career. Basically, this means you put off marriage until you learn how to be an adult, instead of using marriage as a foundation to launch into adulthood.

When young couples get married, people will assume that you are having a baby, and they will say that you’re throwing your life away — it’s inevitable.

It’s safe to say that my perspective changed once I signed my marriage certificate at the age of 18. Although marriage is not always easy and getting married at such a young age definitely sets you up for some extra challenges, there is something to be said about entering into marriage and adulthood at the same time.

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Getting married young does not mean giving up your dreams. It means having someone dream your dreams with you. When you get lost along the way, and your dreams and goals seem out of reach, it’s having someone there to point you in the right direction and show you the way back. Despite what people are going to tell you, it definitely doesn’t mean that you are going to miss out on all the experiences life has to offer. It simply means that you get to share all of these great adventures with the person you love most in the world.

And trust me, there is nothing better than that. It doesn’t mean that you are already grown up, it means that you have someone to grow with.

You have someone to stick with you through anything from college classes and changing bodies to negative bank account balances.

You have someone to sit on your used furniture with and talk about what you want to do and who you want to be someday.

Then, when someday comes, you get to look back on all of that and realize what a blessing it is to watch someone grow. Even after just one year of marriage, I look back and I am incredibly proud of my husband. I’m proud of the person he has become, and I’m proud of what we have accomplished together. I can’t wait to see what the rest of our lives have in store for us.

“You can drive at 16, go to war at 18, drink at 21, and retire at 65. So who can say what age you have to be to find your one true love?" — One Tree Hill
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