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26 Jun ’11
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I used to find staying positive really hard. I wanted to wallow, I wanted to feel bad for myself, I wanted to to see the glass as half-empty.
Then I changed.

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Whenever I get stressed out, my boyfriend says something that both calms and infuriates me {not necessarily in that order}: What is there to stress about? And then he lists all of the awesome things in my life. And I realize I’m being silly and overly-dramatic. And I choose to stop.

These days, it’s a lot easier to stay positive, especially when I keep myself in check and realize what exactly I’m doing when I start to feel stressed or get down about something.

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It helps to surround yourself with positive people, too. No, really! You’re effected by those around you more than you realize. Choose those people carefully.

I recently rediscovered the beauty of the lyrics to Baz Luhrmann’s “Everybody’s Free ( To Wear Sunscreen)” song. I’ve always been a huge fan of Baz Luhrmann as a director {Moulin Rouge, Romeo & Juliet, Strictly Ballroom, Australia}, and as a child of the 90’s, have always loved this song.

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Today, I leave you with my favorite lines of the song; the lines that have always stayed with me, the lines that hovered in the back of my mind for the longest time, waiting until I was ready to really hear them:

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.

Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind . . . the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.

Atlanta Senior Portraits by +Raven | LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Senior Portraits by +Raven | LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Senior Portraits by +Raven | LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Senior Portraits by +Raven | LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Senior Portraits by +Raven | LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Senior Portraits by +Raven | LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Senior Portraits by +Raven | LeahAndMark.com

– Posted by +Raven

 

 

 

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