In life we have our highs and lows with good times that bring us great memories and bad times that teach us how to become better people. All our lives we dedicate ourselves to improving our paths or as how we may refer to it “improve our luck”. But, the truth is that on either scenario people will always have something to say. I was once told that every mind is its own island, and this is true because people will always have something to say, which is nothing we can control. Yet one thing we can control is our thoughts and intentions. Invest your time on positive thoughts, examine yourself and improve as an individual.
Habitually, people will always give advice and share their opinions without understanding the setting at which a person is. I am not saying this is wrong, but sometimes it’s best to take the good of it and take it for yourself and eliminate the negatives from your life. If we focus on what people have to say we will not live for ourselves or for our well being but rather start imitating other people. This world is not a competition to show who is better, but rather a journey of service and love, whilst building a relationship with God. Keep away from negativity.
Frankly, as humans we have the nature of not liking to be corrected and have complete control. However, having comments be an alarm for us to improve ourselves and fix anything that we might doing wrong. If we hear a rumor or a statement that my break us, I am not saying it will not hurt, but let’s stop and examine ourselves to find ways to change what we are doing. We all make mistakes and from our mistakes we learn. Many say that no one should change you, which is absolutely true, but often times a change is what we need.
Furthermore, maturity is key when it comes to accepting we are wrong. I understand that there are people who simply do not like us, but we do not need the world’s approval to become the best person we can be. Let’s not waste our time and mental sanity to feed what others who disapprove of you because at the end of the day that is what they want.
Social media has become a virtual portal that has been stealing people’s peace of mind by allowing memes and posts that are overly focused to send a message to someone who does not agree of you. Instead of alleviating the pain and anger this causes, it simply belittles us; hence, every time we are thinking of that one person we believe hates us, let’s just focus on things that will help us grow.
The bible says in the book of Tobit 4:7 - Give alms from your resources; and when you give alms, do not let your eye be envious, nor turn your face from any of the poor, and then the face of God shall not be turned away from you.” When Jesus walked the face of the earth, many disapproved of Him and despised him, still yet he died on that cross for everyone because of love. Anytime someone hurts us or makes us feel worthless, let’s just look ahead, because God’s promises are greater.
Secrets to Life - About Seleni Perez
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1) is one of my favorite verse in the bible. On a walk down the beach, you can see how the footprints you leave behind can be washed out by the waves, wiping off all the progress you make, and when you try making a change the antics of the ocean take it up against you.
Throughout our lifetime we encounter ourselves in grave situations where we feel as if the world is falling apart, things don’t seem to get better and no one understands us. As a matter of fact, we all have a day of blue when things don’t seem to get anything better and nothing you do seems right. You’re not alone!
I grew up on the island of San Pedro six miles north. Not having neighbors or friends my age to play with for the most part of my childhood made me a very intrinsic person. Curious of life, with a strong desire to build my own path, and a wild imagination, I ventured in the world my hands created with pen on paper.
At the age of fifteen, I got an amazing opportunity in the field of broadcasting, which up to this day is a passion for me. People find it odd when they meet me in person for my very shy and introvert personality. I may find it hard to have a small talk, but I’m not short of words when my desires to express myself ponder in my mind as a form of art like morning bliss.
When I was in my senior year of high school, I was sure I wanted to get in the field of journalism or psychology, or maybe both. However, destiny had it different for me. I got my degrees in the business field. Though, this was not planned I managed to love every bit of the way, meeting amazing people along the way, which made me discover the beauty of diversity. I understood that not all of us had the same beliefs, thoughts or opinions; though there was something that would always transcend about each and every person – humanity.
Two years ago, I was blessed to be requested to partake as a leader at my church’s youth ministry where I have been an active as vice president. Around that same time, I began my career as a teacher at the San Pedro Adult School and later that year I also joined the San Pedro High School. To be frank, I had my doubt at the beginning, but I knew God had a purpose for this, and He sure did. Working with young people at my local church and at school has rekindled that my zeal for writing, in which has driven me to use my gift to help other people find the secrets to life using the bible. One thing I can ascertain is that I want to leave a print in everything I do to be a blessing in others lives the way I have been blessed by God.