Why we should all focus on peace, love, and positivity
In my previous post, I said that we have two choices in life. We can either live a life filled with peace and positivity, or a life filled with hate and negativity. Knowing first hand what it is like to be a victim of bullying, it is not even a question to focus on peace, love, and positivity. My story is not to have you feel bad for me. My story is to help provide inspiration to those who are being bullied and to let them know that life really does get better.
Growing up, I was often times the kid that was picked on in school. I was a three sport athlete, but I never really excelled at any of them. This led me to be towards the middle/bottom of the team in terms of skills. We all know what happens to those who are not the best. They become the targets. I was no exception from this.
The sad thing about being targeted is that it sucks all of the enjoyment out of everything. I can remember a few times where people would purposely hurt me because I was not the best athlete. Football was the sport that I gave up on the quickest. To be fair, it was the sport that I was the worst at. I can recall football practices where people would jump to the front of the line just so that they could go up against me. It gave them an excuse to hit me as hard as they possibly could. After growing tired of getting hurt and not having any fun for three years, I decided that it was time to hang up the cleats and never look back.
Hockey was the same deal. I was better at hockey than I was at football, but I was still small and slower than the other players. Again, my skill or lack there of gave people an advantage to hit me. It’s not that I wasn’t terrible at sports, I was just a little bit shorter and chubbier than everyone else. I had every skill set that these sports demanded other than speed. Well, these two sports require a lot of speed and ino matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get faster.
If you have ever been picked on in sports, you know that it will carry over to school as well. I absolutely hated going to school because I knew that I was going to be picked on. People would make up nicknames and just do everything that they can to bring me down. There are many times that I stayed home and played sick because I hated school that much. There are many times that I came home in tears.
When you are a teenager in high school, you don’t see the bigger picture in life. You think that because your life is miserable at that moment, the rest of your life will be the same way. Well, just know that it is not. With time, you will become more mature and you will be able to look back at these memories and laugh. Just keep your head high and stay positive.
Why do I focus on peace, love, and positivity?
I have realized that we all have two options in life. We can either cave into hatred and negativity, or we can spread peace and positivity for ourselves and for future generations. Only the second choice will make the world a better place to live in. I am not going to sit here and tell you that I never bullied anyone or that I have always been a positive person. Heck, there are many days that I am a negative person to be around. If we can look at the bigger picture and do our best to spread positivity more than negativity, we will live a happier life. It truly is about your approach on life and who you chose to be around.
Like I said, negative days are inevitable. There are just some days where we wake up in a negative mood and there is no escaping it. When this happens, try and beat negativity with doing something positive. Go out of your way to make someone else’s day. Buy someone a coffee, or give them a compliment. It doesn’t have to be anything huge but it will help to increase your mood while spreading a powerful message to others.
If we want to live a happy life and make the world a better place, we need to stay positive and spread peace and love. There is no other way around that. Just know that it is going to start with you. Don’t wait for others to make your life positive, start by carrying out the actions that you wish to see. Together, we can all help and make the world full of peace, love, and positivity.
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