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This is my first blog and my first attempt at creative writing so please bear with me. I decided to dedicate an entire blog to looking at the good things in life, always taking the high road (or trying to), and living our lives the way God intended us to—by being kind to others and by appreciating the
things and loved ones we already have. Right now, our world is so focused on hate and greed. It’s so easy to get carried away with wants and ourselves that we forget what really matters and lose ourselves. So, this blog is going to highlight the bright things that I encounter in my life. Or maybe I can give you a new perspective on a bad situation. Or maybe you just need to know that someone else is feeling the same way you are. I feel that if my writing makes one person think differently, then maybe I’ve done some good in this life after all.

So, this post is dedicated to this quote:
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
-Dr. Seuss

Some days we feel like the world is against us. Just the other day, I was working in the store and I accidentally gave a man the wrong price on an item. As we were checking out, I realized my mistake and quickly corrected it (which the real price happened to be more $). The man got very angry, saying I was treating him very unfairly, and saying he was going to shop elsewhere and stormed off. Needless to say, I immediately had a new respect for anyone working in customer service. I had never been treated that poorly or spoken to in that manner in my entire life and once he left, I broke down. He later came back in to purchase the item, but I refused to face him. I said to myself, “Why is he such a hateful man and how could he have been so rude to me?” Then, I stopped myself and thought about what might be going on in his life. While my thoughts didn’t excuse his behavior, it makes you take a step back and realize that you never know what someone else is going through. It also taught me never to take my frustration out on any other person, even if it seems easy to do so. We all have problems but we should all be kind to one another regardless.

As the Bible says:
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
-Ephesians 4:32

Even our worst day could be better than someone else’s best day—but at least we can be thankful we have two arms, two legs, and a sunrise to look at everyday. Here’s to new beginnings and appreciating the little things.

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