One Of The Most Important Investments You Can Make

One of the most important investments you can make

A substantial amount of my energy used to be spent on nurturing relationships with others. I would consistently call my friends, send them text messages and plan meet-ups with them. As well as, tend to the needs of a boyfriend, and make sure that my family was taken care of financially.

More times than not, I felt unfulfilled in my life because I had consistently given so much to others, but I wasn’t always treated well by those who I did the most for.

Eventually, I came to the realization that to make any type of relationship work well, it must be reciprocal. There has to be give-and-take from all parties involved, in order for the relationship to be healthy.

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Great Ways I Have Learned To Maintain A Positive Attitude

Great ways I have learned to maintain a positive attitude

Whenever I face challenges that threaten to bring me down, I find solace in practicing Buddhism, reading quotes, listening to motivational speeches, and by surrounding myself with family and friends.

I have been practicing Nichiren Buddhism for six years. This Buddhism is based on the original teachings of the Buddha, which include: prayer and chanting.  By engaging in such activities on a regular basis, I feel a greater sense of clarity and happiness in my life, which helps to keep my mind in a good place.

Also, I like to read inspirational quotes in order to stay positive. I peruse my social media feeds looking for them. Reading such words make me feel as if I can get through any obstacle that might come my way.

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Grow Up And Be An Adult

“I envy your ability to do what you want, and not have people constantly on your ass,” a man-child, who is in his late twenties, once said to me.

In response I told him, “I give no one that much power over my life. It’s unfortunate that you do. When the course of your life is based on the opinions of your family and friends, so as long as that’s the case, you will always be considered a child who is caught in a man’s body.”

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