A Little Reminder

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Hello wonderful people! Today doesn’t seem very summery as it so rainy, windy, and cold. But I love days like this because we get the fire going and inside is so cozy. That’s not what this post is about though. Today I just wanted to share a little wisdom that you’ve probably already heard a thousand times, but, hey, it never hurts to reiterate it!

Guys, if you’re at good point in your life, and you’re enjoying it, don’t waste that happy time by planning out things that come next. I’m not saying don’t plan at all because planning is definitely a helpful thing, but don’t let planning take away from what is currently happening in your life. You’ll end up being disappointed about missing some wonderful things. Live your life and enjoy the moment. That is all.

Thank you for listening (took me awhile to spell that word) to my endless ramblings. Let me know your thoughts in the comments and if you have any words of wisdom to share. LOVE YOU ALL.

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SPREAD THE LOVE

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Often times when I’m watching YouTube videos, I’ll scroll down because I want to see how other people reacted to the video. The internet should be a community right? One where we build on each others ideas, give each other constructive criticism, and support those who we believe in. However, we don’t have the right to publically tear down the people we don’t like. Unfortunately, whenever I scroll down to look at the comments, there’s hate, and let me just say: there’s absolutely no reason for it to be. Why would you take time out of your day to watch/look at/read something and write a comment that you know will only hurt the creator’s feelings? Also, know that you’re not only hurting their feelings, but you’re bringing negativity into other peoples’ lives as well. Many a time I’ve read nasty YouTube comments on other peoples’ videos and just felt like crap afterward.

Now, there is a difference between “hate” and “constructive criticism.” Constructive criticism is when you offer advice to someone about how they could make their content better. Constructive criticism can sometimes come off as a little rude, but that’s not usually the way people mean to make them sound. However, I sometimes see these people being hated on as well, which brings me to my next point.

DON’T HATE ON THE HATERS. First of all, they are still people, they still have feelings. Second of all, by engaging, you are giving them attention/promotion that they don’t deserve!If you see a nasty comment on a video, don’t reply to it. Don’t respond. Don’t engage. Instead…

SPREAD THE LOVE! Write a nice comment on the video. Respond to what they talked about. Drown those nasty comments in a sea of positivity, kindness, and love. For example:

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Check out Zoe’s post and Gabby’s vlog on the subject as well.

What do you think?

What Whipped Cream Taught Me

So on Tuesday, I was making my younger sister pancakes for her first day of school (my first day was on Wednesday) and I found some heavy cream in the fridge.

“Great!” I thought. “I can make whipped cream for the pancakes!”

So I followed the directions on a recipe I found online. Unfortunately, I was told we didn’t currently have access to an electric whisk (a lot of our stuff is still in boxes since we just moved).

“Whatever.” I thought. “Everything is already in the bowl. I might as well try to make this whipped cream by hand.”

So I whipped and whipped and whipped, but to no avail. All I got was some frothy heavy cream.

“Why isn’t this whipping?” I cried.

My grandmother walked over to me. “Do you have an electric beater?”

“No.”

“Well, I know that they show that you can do it on cooking shows, but I don’t think you’ll be able to.”

She stated it as a fact, but I took it as a challenge. I whipped the heavy cream even harder. I kept whipping until my arm hurt and then I kept whipping even more! Finally, the heavy cream started to transform itself, and soon enough, I had whipped cream!

I know it’s kind of a silly little story, but it has a good lesson. Don’t ever give up. If you want something enough, you’ll make it happen.

Kisses, Gwen

Be Positive Part 2

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Hey guys! I hope you’re having a lovely day so far! I talked about being positive last week here and I kept thinking about it so I have another tip for you guys!

 

Dance. When I’m feeling down I turn on the Spotify playlist from above. Usually I do this in the morning when I’m taking a shower (I’m super weird I know). I turn on this playlist on my phone and dance my way through my shower routine. I also love to turn on music from Frozen and sing to it at the top of my lungs if no one is home. Or be like Callie Torres from Grey’s Anatomy and dance in your underwear.

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What are some of your ways to be positive?

 

Be Positve

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Positivity has always been a hard thing for me to come by. I often point out all the negative things in my life. This always ends in lots of crying and eating a whole container of Nutella (no shame). There is a way to fix this though! Start by writing down the positive things in your life, the little things that make you happy. Whether it’s as small as getting Starbucks or as big as winning American Idol (I wish), write it down. Then when you’re feeling down about something, just bring out your list and make yourself happy again! Yay! We can all be happy together!

So…while I was writing this I realized that Cliona wrote a very similar post on her blog. So go check that out here. I promise I did not copy you Cliona! I just was very inspired by the spring-ness of today! Also, sorry for the cheesy picture, but I hope it made you smile! 🙂

What are your tips on being positive?