To the Simple Things

An Open Letter: To The Simple Things

An open letter dedicated to living within the small and simple things in life.

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To the Simple Things,


I know there's probably a saying dedicated to the "simple things," that life gives us. I suppose one could label that phrase, indeed, a cliché. However, could it be that maybe, just maybe, the simple things do impact us positively?

Recently, there was something that happened to me that I wished would come to pass a while ago. I let that hope pass as time quickly produced no results. But then, without warning, little bits of positivity would come about: a word of encouragement here or healthy advice there. It all seemed to be smaller pieces of a bigger puzzle. These simple things lead to that one event I wished for long ago.

We often times think that the major occurrences should happen right now. And if they happen right this moment, it'll appease us in all we've hoped for. But what is overlooked is the simple things that helped build your positivity along the way. I understand that it may not seem like much, but any sign that everything will work in your favor is worth remembering and living in. The smaller moments are just as important as the bigger ones.

Life is difficult. However, I wish for everyone out there to admire all of the simple things that come your way. And most importantly: believe that those small moments will lead to something greater for you. Anything is entirely possible, and you're worth all of those possibilities. I've said many times before, but here it is yet again: never let others mute your happy little moments. These simple things in life hold various meaning for each individual. No one in any shape or form is allowed to tell you what exactly that meaning is. That is completely up to you.

As with anything I write, I am only voicing from perspective. But I know how hard it is to see the positive in small bursts and not getting the immediate result. I have learned to look at these simple things as building blocks and relish what they give to me. All things will work out fine; just believe in the simple things.

May you find comfort in these mini bursts of happiness even if, at first, they're hard to place faith in.


Positively,

Jessica

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A list Of 15 Inspiring Words That Mean So Much

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Positivity is so important in life. A lot of times we always go to quotes for empowerment but I have realized that just one word can be just as powerful. Here is a list of inspiring words.

1. Worthy

Realizing your self-worth is important. Self-worth can really make or break a persons personality. Always know that you are worthy of respect. And also, never compare yourself to others.

2. Courage

Be courageous in life. Life has so many opportunities so do not be scared to grasp any opportunity that comes your way. You have the ability to do anything you have your heart and mind set to do, even the things that frighten you.

3. Enough

When you are feeling down and feeling that nothing you do is ever good enough, know that you are more than enough. And yes there is always room for improvement but when it comes to my self-worth I always have to remind myself that I am enough.

4. Blessed

Be thankful. A lot of times we forget how blessed we are. We focus so much on stress and the bad things that are going on in our lives that we tend to forget all of the beautiful things we have in life.

5. Focus

Focus on your goals, focus on positive things, and focus on the ones you love. Do not focus on things that will keep you from not reaching your goals and people that do not have good intentions for your life.

6. Laugh

Laughing is one of the best forms of medicine. Life is truly better with laughter.

7. Warrior

Through the good and the bad you are a warrior. Be strong, soldier.

8. Seek

Seek new things. Allow yourself to grow in life. Do not just be stuck.

9. Faith

During the bad times, no matter the circumstances, have faith that everything will be all right.

10. Live

Start living because life is honestly way too short. Live life the way you want to live. Do not let anyone try to control you.

11. Enjoy

Enjoy everything that life has to offer. Enjoy even the littlest of things because, as I said before, life is short. And plus, there is no time to live life with regrets.

12. Believe

Believe in yourself and never stop. Believing in yourself brings so many blessings and opportunities in your life.

13. Serendipity

A lot of times we look for things to fill an empty void that we have. Usually what we are looking for comes when we are not looking at all. Your serendipity will come.

14. Create

Share your ideas with the world. Creativity brings change to your life. However you chose to use your creativity do not be scared to show your intelligence, talent, and passion.

15. Love

The world is already full of so much hate, so love unconditionally with all your heart.

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No Matter How Much It Hurts Sometimes, I Will Never Regret Having A Big Heart

A big heart can be good, but also bad.

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"Just be the freaking person that cares more. Be the person who tries harder, loves stronger, gives more of a shit than all the half-alive people who surround them. Be the person who answers their messages, shows up to commitments and doesn't leave others hanging or guessing at their vague intentions... because the last thing this world needs is one more indifferent person" - Heidi Priebe

I'll be the first to admit that having a big heart isn't all sunshine and rainbows. More often than not, the pain of having a big heart will bring you to your knees, gasping for air between sobs because you care too deeply for everyone around you. Having a big heart will keep you up at night and distract you during the day, but despite the heartache, I wouldn't change having a big heart for anything. Having a big heart makes me who I am and it is the most rewarding thing in the world.

So, to everyone reading this, go out of your way to do something nice for someone you care about. Send that text, write that letter, make that call, buy that cup of coffee, buy that gift, check in on your people and make sure they know that they're not alone. Little actions like these can make all the difference in the world. What takes you 10 minutes will leave an everlasting impression on them.

I promise you will never regret being a good person.

But you might regret not showing your gratitude. As scary as this might seem, you never know when the last time will be the last time. Dying is a part of life and you never know when someone's time will run out so say the things you feel while you still can. Let your friends know that you think they are remarkable human beings, tell your parents that you love them, tell your professors all that they've done for you, tell your boyfriend or girlfriend that they light your soul on fire. Don't leave anything unspoken because our time here is limited. Stop thinking you have forever and start living as though tomorrow is never promised.

Remember, there's nothing more beautiful than being desperate, than being vulnerable. And there is nothing riskier than pretending not to care.

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