Monday Mantra - Being a Good Person

Hello lovelies and happy Monday! I've decided to begin a new series on my blog called, "Monday Mantras" Mondays are a day everyone seems to dread and I decided I wanted to help everyone kick it up a notch. Mondays are days we're all feeling a little overwhelmed, drained, and a little wound why not try to tweak the way we view Mondays? Every Monday I will be posting a motivational quote, a mantra if you will -to help not just myself, but others get and stay motivated, to help mantain focus, and get us thinking about our goals and aspirations. I'v chosen to begin this new series on my blog because I'm ready to get inspired, and help others in the process. 


This weeks Monday Mantra...

I'm a little late in creating my "Monday Mantra" post today, because it's been quite the week to say the least. I've had some very unexpected encounters, not necessarily bad ones either. I'm thankful for this strange week to be honest, it's validated so many of my assumptions about certain situations.

I bring you this quote this week because I believe a few of my readers need to hear this statement loud and clear. 

Being a decent human being is something I strive for, not only for myself, but for the ones I love. How pleasant is a person who is constantly being negative, and obsessively tearing other people down? Not very. It's extremely important to surround yourself with positive energy, in order to flourish - as a good, well rounded positive individual. I spent years around negative, self centered friends and family, and up until the very moment I weeded them out of my life, I was too, a negative being. I'm very grateful to have cut my losses with unnecessary negativity in my life.

Just over a year ago, something clicked in me, and something had changed: I wanted to live my life, free from the past, free from negativity, free from self doubt. 

Up until that point, I was the girl constantly analyzing the past, trying to figure out why certain things happened....plagued by worry, regret and sadness. And then it all clicked. I'm not sure why, or what really changed but I decided it's okay to let all the things that were holding me down go, and start really living life. I never want to be the girl that sits around and degrades people she knows  nothing about. I never want to be the girl that is caught up in strange, unhealthy relationships with people from her distant past, and I most definitely don't want to be the girl that tears other down just to try and make herself feel better about her life. We all know men and women in our own lives that are having a hard time due to insecurity. I truly feel saddened whenever I see men and women tearing each other down, in hopes it will make them feel better. I feel like that speaks volumes to ones character.

To be quite honest, we've all been there, but it's not okay to camp out and build a house.

What I'm getting at here is, it's okay to have those moments, but it's important to recognize your behavior. Say you're rude to your waiter: speak up, say you hurt someone: apologize, say you made a big mistake: acknowledge it, and move on. Being a good person means acknowledging your faults, your moments of weaknesses, apologizing and moving on. Being a good person also means loving yourself, and helping others love themselves, too.  If you're a negative nancy, it's not too late to change, you can make crazy strides in the right direction. Start by simple acts of kindness, make small changes and those will build a domino affect. Be the girl smiling at strangers, be the girl that throws kindness around like confetti, just be a decent human being, and you'll be happier overall, guaranteed.

I challenge all of you to pick your own Monday mantra, and let it simmer with you. Let it allow you to analyze your choices, thoughts and actions. If you're feeling brave, share it with someone, heck even share it with me. Whatever you choose, I hope it's beautiful.