Don’t worry, be happy…that’s what I keep telling myself….I always thought that song was so chill and relaxing when I was little(wanna say I heard it on -Sesame Street) but since I’ve become a “grown-up”, seems like all I do is worry. I worry about things I have no control over, I worry about things I do have control over. I stress and stress and drive myself crazy and when all is said and done, the issues are never as bad as they seemed to begin with. So why did I put myself through all of that? I lacked faith, faith in others to come through for me and most importantly, faith in myself that no matter what happened, I would be able to survive and succeed.
Faith(when not referring to religion) means to have complete trust or confidence in someone or something. It is hard to trust others because unless you are a mind reader, you may not know what their true intentions are but it should be easy to trust yourself right? Wrong! I’ve realized to make the necessary steps to get to where I want to be in life, I had to go out on faith and believe that I could do something that may have been new and scary to me. New and scary things make me worry which make me doubt. Then before you know it, I am back where I started,
The only way I know to break this cycle is to know that no matter what happens, I will be alright. I know that failure and pain is apart of my journey and I need to deal with it the best way I can do that is if I learn to trust myself first and know that I will do what I say I am going to do because everything I do (or don’t do) affects my life and where I end up. Then having faith in others who exhibit traits that I feel are trustworthy will help me to separate the real from the fake.
The moral of this story: Have faith in all that you do…and most importantly…love.laugh.live.life