Different! We are all idiosyncratic!
Here is another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos
We are all idiosyncratic, which is just a big word for a bit different. We all have stories to tell and how we choose to portray ourselves says a lot about who we are. We all have different stories.
If we all had the same struggles and issues how boring would that make life? I know sometimes it’s frustrating that people won’t or can’t understand what you’re going through. But that’s all right. They are living out their story with their own obstacles to overcome.
Life is all about reciprocation. If you go into a situation with a positive mind set and are kind to people, they are likely to give you the same respect that you show them. Not everyone is like this however, so I’d urge you not to open your heart too soon. I have made this mistake and I think it’s taught me to be cautious next time. When dealing with affairs of the heart, DON’T throw caution to the wind. If your heart’s telling you it’s wrong, it probably is.
Everyone deals with situations in different ways.
If you’re facing it and prefer to put a brave face on, I understand. I used to do that. But I’ve found, over time, that wearing a mask all the time, pretending I’m Ok with everything isn’t healthy for me, my body or those around me. I realised that I was shut off from the issues of everyone else. I wasn’t doing it intentionally, but it seemed to others that I was ignoring them. It wasn’t fair on them. So I’m more open now, which is appreciated (I hope) by those people around me. I had to find the strength to believe that everyone is going through something on a daily basis. Everyone is hurting, in their own way, so be kind.
Stephanie Carfrae is a regular contributor. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos