Life can have it’s up’s and down’s. I mainly focus on the positive events in my life, since there is no point in being brought down by negativity. This applies for everything else; it’s not the end of the world when bad things happen. You just have to find an alternative route to achieve your goals. But when awesome things happen, feel free to share the the experience as you please with the consideration that there is no need in sharing every little detail.
On Tuesday, I spent a few hours going to the mall with my wonderful boyfriend. We walked around the mall looking through some shops, ate some delicious watermelon-mango-strawberry ice cream (and smoothie), and went along to watch Brave. I enjoyed the whole experience and I am pleased by how things turned out. Needless to say, I had a lot of fun and enjoyed every moment of it. That is probably as detailed as I would go. ^__^.
Being old as I am, I always have people coming up to me asking for advice. Apparently, the advice I give are actually useful and applicable upon their situation(s). As much as I would like to share how awesome my boyfriend is (which would be a never-ending post), I will share some of the situations I have experienced and used it upon my advantage when giving advice to others. Do note that the examples I am providing are true except I’m not mentioning any names.
“It’s perfectly fine when people care about you. Just don’t expect them to tell you that.” — A few months ago, one of my friends confronted me thinking that I never cared about them. The truth is, I do care about my friends for their well being; I just don’t “show it” because I believe it’s something that happens with it being unsaid. We went through a whole debate discussing when someone do care and when someone doesn’t. Basically if they want the best out of you, they care. And if they don’t… Well, that person doesn’t deserve friends for being a sore loser. How did I end up giving this advice to others? One of my other friends thought no one cared about them; I bought up this quote and reassured them that their friends have always been there for them (which is true).
“Don’t give up. Keep on trying.“ — This is probably one of the most generic advice that is given in history. Ever since I joined marching band officially in the end of freshmen year, I always wanted to be in that All City Band. The problem was that I was a woodwind player (and a really good one too) and switching to a temporary brass instrument can ruin my embouchure according to my band director. After 2 years of asking/bugging, my band director finally allowed me to join All City for the sake of me needing community service hours. In this case, one of my “band kids” always wanted to be in the band’s leadership.. Except he didn’t get chosen the first time around because of seniority and thought it was the end of the world. I told the kid that he has plenty of time to redeem himself and earn a position in leadership- as long as commitment and interest is shown. With that shown, the kid surely earned a position in the band’s leadership team this year.
“Patience.” — I always tell people that having patience is the key to success. I can’t really think about any experiences I have faced that relates to patience because there is just too many. As for where the advice kicks in, one of my close friends has a “crush” on someone that they recently met.. Seeking me for advice, the first thing I asked them was, “When’s her birthday?” and there was no answer. If you barely know someone, know more about them first before making such commitments. It definitely helps and in order to do that, you must have the patience. If something unfortunate pops up, I just remind them that they’re only 14/15 years old and they have a whole life ahead of them. I don’t discourage anyone from pursuing these events, but I do remind them that they have a lot ahead of them in life.
Of course, there are more successful advice’s that have been given by me. I suppose three advice is enough for this blog post. And for now, I will continue on enjoying life.. Because life is awesome.