Surround Yourself!

Surround yourself with the positive you want to see in your life! That is one tidbit of knowledge I have realized and feel like it is important to share. No matter what your dreams are, no matter where you hope to go in life, you need to surround yourself with people who not only love you but support what you are seeking to do. Whenever you do anything new, be that a new diet, a move, a new job, or anything there will always be people who do not get where you are coming from. Some may feel that is all you do, all your conversations, all your time is whatever you are doing. Why is that? Well because you are excited about it, but they might not get that. My encouragement to you, is a) always surround yourself with those positive people who do get it, who are as excited as you are and b) to love and be patient with those who are not. Remember when someone is telling you no, that doesn’t necessarily mean (and many times they are not) they are telling you the person no. They are likely saying, no I really don’t want to go to the gym with you, no I really do not want to try that, or no I don’t think moving there is such a great idea. It doesn’t work for them, but there are literally thousands of people who it may work for, so don’t be discouraged.  Never ever stop being that friend, above all be that friend. Be the friend, be the person who does love them not matter what, be the friend who does want to be there no matter what. That is my encouragement to you, because we are people, we are human, and we do feel things! 🙂

And that is especially true when we are living life as well as fighting our invisible illnesses. The word “invisible” says a lot. People don’t see it, and we all know that battle. We see the stories about this very thing over and over, but the awesome thing is, we also can have that community of people. I have been so so blessed to find some pretty awesome friends who know this battle. They lift me up, they encourage me, and I am so thankful for them. Truly the Lord knew we needed to cross paths!

So surround yourself with positive today, and every day!

XO

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