Now that Thanksgiving is around the corner and we are all starting to get busy with making the Thanksgiving cooking preparations and creating your Black Friday shopping list like how I was doing a few minutes ago, it is also important that we do not forget the true meaning of Thanksgiving Day and how we have to give thanks to God for giving us all the wonderful blessings we have in our life.
Me I am blessed with having a caring and wonderful family that loves me no matter what trials we have had in the past or what challenges we will face in the future I know that we will be there for each other through good and bad times. I am also blessed this year to have made the decision of continuing with my college education as I know how tough it has been for me not to give up on continuing. I am really blessed to have discovered my love for writing and have realized that it is something I should not give up because I really like creating stories as they always are born inside my mind. There is a lot to be thankful for in this world.
As a young adult now still growing up and still learning, it is at times tough for me to listen to others words of wisdom especially when it involves my parents. I know that being twenty-three years old means that i no longer have to obey by my parents rules and that now I am free to do whatever I want.
But just because I am twenty-three does not mean that I no longer have to follow anyone’s advice. I sometimes tend to ignore an advice that I at first do not realize how that advice could have helped me until much later, when I either have already done something stupid to make the problem more worse than how it already was, or did not take the chance to try that advice.
“Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that’s no reason not to give it.”
How many of you have ever ignored a really good advice that someone from your family, or even a friend have told you to do?
Without being bossy or unpleasant, I will give advice when I think it is important-even if I risk irritating someone like me.
This is true for me, I have realized that I have been countless of times like this with my younger sister, Andrea where she gets really annoyed at me when I keep on giving her the same advice many times. I have been annoyed also at my parents whenever they would give me advice repeatedly that there were times when I wished that they were not so annoying and preachful. But I know that the people that care for me the most are always going to be like that to me.
So a word of wisdom: please do not ignore an advice from someone you know deeply cares for you.
Whenever I see someone in my family or some of my friends having trouble I often think what would be the right words to tell them. When I see someone sad or angry about something that is either bothering them or making them feel low, it makes me feel helpless for not knowing what to tell them to make them feel better. “A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch in a railroad track… an inch between a wreck and smooth, rolling prosperity.” -Henry Ward Beecher
Some simple and positive words can often help us out of the darkness we were in.
It’s important for me to show, with words and deeds, that I care when someone close to me needs help.
This is something that I will always remember because I believe that words have the power to make us feel better and helps us get back up when we fall. Me whenever I feel really down or discouraged I always like to just listen to music like Taylor Swift or some fun and positive indie music, lately I have been liking bright pop indie music 🙂 music always helps get better once again.
I love Taylor Swift’s new album 1989 I have been listening to her album non-stop:) That says how much I am a Swiftie:) Ever since I heard her latest single off of the album, “Shake It Off” has become my anthem song for shaking all of the negative comments that others around me say about me. This is a song that I wish I could of heard when I was a pre-teen in middle school and a teenager in high school because then I would of not gave much importance on what others said or thought about me. Listening to this song reminded me back of the days when I would feel insecure and self-conscious about myself and my image. Letting all of those negative comments seep inside me really created this fear inside of me that would not let me try new things that I wanted to do, on other words I would form doubts inside my head, doubts and fears that would not let me be the person who I really wanted to be.
Upon discovering Taylor Swift’s music, I have come to grow closer to music as a positive therapy and has nurtured in me a love for country music because before I knew about Taylor Swift I did not like Country music a lot because I thought that country music was only for old people. Now I totally respect and appreciate country music and even have some favorite country music artists like: The Band Perry, Kenny Chesney, Danielle Bradberry, Hunter Hayes, and others that would take time to name.
Whenever I hear her previous albums and now hearing “1989” they are like listening to songs with each a story behind each one of them, and it almost makes me want to write a story about each of her songs, but for that I would have to think really carefully how each story would go. But it would be fun to write a story based on her songs:) All of her songs are so full of power and meaning that it is no wonder her albums have sold millions of copies worldwide.
“These songs were once about my life. They are now about yours.”
-Taylor Swift (forward section of her 1989 album)
Reading that quote really helped me realize that she is right, all these songs she writes and creates are the precious gifts of words emotions that she likes to share with all of us because she believes that everyone else can relate to each song. These songs are about life and about learning from our mistakes and just embracing the changes happening to us in a positive way. This album mainly means to embrace who you truly are and to shake off negativity around you, to not let it get to you.