(I’m not one to typically share personal stories but I feel like I really need to start including more on my blog so here I am!) Oh and please enjoy the picture dump. 😉 I gotta remember these moments.
My junior year is over, which means I am officially a SENIOR. A senior. I never ever thought that I would ever be saying that. ONE MORE YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL LEFT. Less than 365 days till I’ll be graduated. Honestly can’t believe that this chapter in my life is almost over..
Here are a few things I learned junior year:
+ Don’t judge what you don’t understand.
I don’t know how many times during prom season when everyone was asking me if I was going to prom and I would say “no” and they’d be like “why” and I’d begin to tell them but I really just wanted to look them in the eye and say, “don’t judge what you don’t fully understand.” Like you have no idea. You don’t know the pain behind my whole “I had a date and it fell through.” You don’t know what REALLY happened, so please, don’t judge anyone, you don’t know the whole story. Anytime I catch myself judging someone I just say to myself, “don’t judge what you don’t understand.” Because honestly we don’t know, the only person who truly knows what they are going through is Christ so leaving the jugding up to Him and start loving.
Do not allow yourself to dwell on the negative. I truly believe that when we think negative or dwell on the negative we are inviting Satan into our lives. Negative thoughts are not virtuous thoughts and we are told in D&C 125:45 to let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly. I wish I could get everyone to understand that you find what you are looking for. LOOK FOR THE GOOD. It is there. I promise.
Drama is dumb. Drama is not for you. Stay out of it. Don’t gossip and don’t be a drama queen. Understand? Your life will be a lot easier and simpler if you leave drama alone.
And don’t just smile; SMILE BIG. One day, I remember passing this person in the hall at church and I did the whole “casually smile” thing and they smiled and gave me the biggest smile. I’ll never forget how that person’s smile made my day. Please, smile and smile big. You WILL make someone’s day better.+Don’t talk bad about ANYONE.
I cringe every time I hear someone talking bad about someone. It doesn’t even have to be ” that bad.” If I hear someone talking about someone in any negative way it makes me really sad because that’s judging and what was my first point? DON’T JUDGE WHAT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. Please if you can’t say something nice than don’t say it at all. Of course we all catch ourselves doing this because were not perfect but please try and be a little more kind towards others.
There is so much bad in the world and sometimes it seems like that’s the only thing in the news but there is good out there. Believe in it. Look for it. Don’t let the thought of all the bad things going on the world stop you from living a good life. Remember, “be of good cheer and do not fear for I the Lord am with you and will stand by you.”HALEE