Today's prompt from Danielle of Sometimes Sweet
"The older we get, the more certain we get about who we are and what our purpose is. For me, a lot of it is still unknown, but as I make my way down my own path, I have begun to realize that there are indeed some inevitable truths that I know for sure. On your own blog, write a post that talks about 'the one thing you know for sure.'"
There are a couple of things that I know for sure. But, the biggest thing that helps me day to day is knowing that negativity gets you nowhere. I have a rule that when I'm posting something online, whether it be on my blog, twitter or facebook, I make it a point to never post anything negative. When you do that people may take things the wrong way or get upset. It's worth it just to avoid that whole issue all together. You might say, "well, doesn't that almost make you seem like a different person?" I say, no, it doesn't. I'll explain why. I try my best to stay positive in every situation or find the silver lining on every cloud. Yes, there are times when I get upset and need to vent but I have a few very close friends that I am able to do that with without them thinking any differently of me. People like positive outlooks. It gives them hope when they are in a bad situation or place, they can look at you and see that it's going to be okay because no matter what the situation it can always get better if you just keep your chin up and move forward. Everyone has their battles and hard times so seeing others that have gone through those and come out on the other side happy and hopeful is always encouraging. I know that when I'm upset about something the one thing that always makes me feel better is when someone just sits down and talks to me and tells me that it's going to be alright and let's me know that bad things happen to everyone and it could be a lot worse. So, the thing I am most certain of is that being positive is the best way to be. :)