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I think that it is important that we all broaden our horizons a little bit, and what a better way to do that than to meet new people and make friends. I think this is because our society is surrounded by so much technology, we forget that we have lacked in the socialising department. We do use a lot of social media sites but what I think that counts is communicating face to face. Not only is it better to spend time with each other face to face, but you also are getting away from technology and creating memories with people that you’ll never forget.

I know that it can be hard to be apart from your laptop, phone etc but it is good for you to spend free time from it and one of the best ways to do this is to meet new people, make friends, explore your town/city etc. We all live in oblivion. We have forgotten that other humans do exist in the real world and that we can meet them in person and actually communicate with them.

If you do go to clubs with other people that have the same common interests as you then you can always start a conversation with them, you’ll never know where you and that person could end up. Approaching people is definitely a confidence booster, as soon as you know you can approach someone and start a conversation with them, you’ll gradually become more confident within yourself. Meeting new people is fun especially if done in an environment you enjoy. One important thing to remember when meeting new people, you shouldn’t be too forceful or have high expectations of them. You two or possible more are gradually getting to know each other and it’s important to show that you can respect them and their decisions when getting to know each other.

A lot of friendships and meeting new people is done over the internet. Some people find it easier to communicate over the internet. I suppose if you or the other person/people are nervous, anxious etc, it might be best to start talking to each other online so that you can kick start your relationship feeling a little more confident than you rather would in person. It is important to meet people in person but I think another way to maintain your friendship when not together would be by using social media. There are pros and cons to using the internet but it is a great way to support each other if you aren’t there with them, to make plans etc. The danger though is when you only talk to each other via social media. It wouldn’t be a healthy relationship, if you two wouldn’t be able to spend time together in the real world. It can be hard to pluck the courage to talk to one another if you are used to talking to each other by text etc. It is important to know that your friendship isn’t going to end up anywhere if neither of you talk to one another, once you do you’ll feel more relaxed and comfortable around them. It only gets better from that moment.

I hope that you all experience something new and great everyday of your life. Life is all about learning and living through wonderful moments with different people by your side. Cherish all the people around you and your future family and friends.

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The True Meaning Of Christmas?

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I thought that this was the right time to write about something like this. Before, I begin whatever I may say that what I think the true meaning of Christmas means doesn’t mean that I’m right everyone will have a different opinion to me maybe because of religion or just even personal thoughts. Despite what I think Christmas means, I do not mean to imply that my interpretation is correct. Everyone has their own opinion and is entitled to one.

Occasionally, around this time of year, you often hear people usually older generations saying that we do not know the true meaning of Christmas but we all have different ideas of what Christmas should be like. Technology is often used an excuse, I can guarantee that at least one person in each household would receive a gadget. Most children care more about the presents rather than anything else but as we grow up we realise what it was like to be a child during Christmas. It was amazing, the excitement of Santa, his reindeer etc. As you grow up, reality kicks in and you start to lose interest. This might not be necessarily true for everyone but for some it may. During Christmas, children grow up thinking about the presents, what they’ll get, whose present is better than whose. We can’t always blame the children though, society and media is evolving quickly. Material items are being portrayed to be more important rather than family, friends, memories etc. As a result of this, children do start to forget the true meaning of Christmas.

It is a different story if you are religious, for Christians I know that the birth of Jesus is why we celebrate this holiday but for other religions e.g. Judaism I am not 100% sure of the meaning of Hanukkah (apologies if I have misspelled). When I was younger, I remember being taught that presents weren’t why Christmas was important but that Jesus, our loved ones etc were the reason. I guess as you grow up you start to realise the true meaning of all of this. No matter what you believe in, we all have an idea of what Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid etc should be like.

As I have matured, I think Christmas means when you come to realise all the things you have and to be grateful and appreciate what you have rather than what you don’t. To cherish all your family and friends as others may not be able to do so.

I hope you enjoyed this blog, thank you to all my readers and I hope you have a great time celebrating whatever festivity you celebrate and have a happy new year!

Before I go, I am going on holiday from tomorrow, I may not be able to post until the week of January the 5th. If I’m not able to write, I will write a huge blog about my holiday!

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Gratitude

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So you might be wondering why I haven’t written a blog in ages, it’s because I haven’t had any internet, wifi access and our landline has been down since Wednesday. I hate BT because I haven’t be able to write my blogs which makes me feel like my day is incomplete without doing it so now I am writing this in a cafe, BT said that they would fix our problems either tomorrow or Tuesday. Fingers crossed, its Monday and I apologise if you have missed my blogs and here I go with my normal blog.

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I don’t think that many people nowadays know how lucky they are to have all the things they own, even the basic things you might take for granted e.g. running water, food, bed, clothes etc. Don’t get me wrong some people do recognise what they have and they are grateful for it but I think the majority of people don’t.

Sadly, there are people all around the world who are homeless or don’t have as many luxuries as the average human does. It really annoys me sometimes when I see people waste food or water because sometimes I just think, whose life could that save? Some people in my class complain about their lunch, if their mum or dad put the wrong filling in their sandwich or they don’t like the flavour of crisps they have. They either decide to put it in the bin or just don’t eat it and I tell them, “While you’re here sat complaining with food in your hands, people in need would do anything to have what you are holding so just eat it and be grateful.” This may seem a little harsh but it’s true and I think someone needs to tell them and they might actually think for a moment what they have.

Don’t you hate the adverts that have little children who are really thin or just a homeless person? It really makes me feel guilty and I’m sure a lot of other people feel guilty too because you know your little donation won’t change their life completely. As days go by more terrible things are happening to people all around the world and it won’t ever stop. I think most people would agree with me that if they ever see a homeless person on the street begging for money, that most people turn away because most of us will judge them based on stereotypes. We think “Oh it’s just another bad person, its their fault they’re on the street”. It might sound bad but even if you can’t admit in person you’re probably agreeing with me now. The next time you see a homeless person instead of giving some spare change to them maybe buy them a sandwich or make one at home because its cheaper and what harm can it do? I guarantee you’ll see someone on the street if you go to a big city. If you do decide to do this, I am pretty sure that the person’s face will light up and it’ll make you and that person smile, this little act of kindness will brighten up your day and theirs. It might show them that the world isn’t full of selfish people and there will always be someone out there.

I think one of the reasons why people aren’t grateful is because whenever some a new phone, shoes or clothes etc gets released. Most people buy it and whenever the next best thing comes out e.g. new iPhone. Everyone gets it and whoever doesn’t get the newly released item, feel as if they own a piece of crap and just want the new thing. Honestly if you’re lucky enough to have all the basics everyone needs, a phone and some extra luxuries then you are fine because there are some people who don’t even have food, water, a home etc. This is the problem whenever something new comes out, people think they need to get it and it then causes disappointment if they can’t get. If you feel like you are like this then everyday whatever time you want write down three things you are grateful for and do this the whole month, this will improve your happiness, it’ll help you realise all the great things you have in life.

Celebrities seem to have all the best things in the world, if people have some of them as role models then they could decide that they want what their idol has and this might cause them to be ungrateful for what they have already. As long as you have your health, family etc who cares if you don’t have the newest Ferrari because I’m sure some people around you want the same but they don’t have it. Your role model might seem happy on camera all the time but you don’t know what their life is like behind closed doors, they might want something you have that they don’t maybe good health or a family. Would you rather have a million pounds with no family and know that you’ll be dead in a few months or have a loving family, a life full of great memories and unforgettable moments with great friends. Which person would you want to be when you die?

Sorry again that I haven’t written in a long time. I hope you found this blog interesting and tell your mum, dad or someone you love, how much you appreciate them because it’ll brighten up their day. Thanks for reading xoxo

Self Confidence

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This is a very big topic, so I’m going to start off like this…

“The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” Many people don’t have self-confidence which is really annoying because no one should ever feel that they are not good enough. You have to be able to feel comfortable in your own skin because that’s what you have been given and you should never take your body for granted. Your body is an amazing thing, you may not realise it, but it is. It’s not also about the outside, it’s about your inside, emotions and thoughts. Lots of people feel insecure about their body, looks etc but they shouldn’t because everybody and YOU, yes you are beautiful in your own unique way.

Self confidence is contagious. If one of your friends or family members are, then your more likely to gain self-confidence. You always want to be surrounded by positive people because it’ll boost your confidence and make you feel more comfortable about yourself. It could take a long time you boost your self-confidence, but their’ll be many people who will help you along the way and its an unforgettable journey. Self confidence is a great thing because it opens so many opportunities and amazing things for you to do, it can do some many great things to you. You can meet so many more people and create lots of new friendships, you’ll treasure these moments all your life. You can experience good things and bad things because some people may think you’re being cocky but they might just be jealous that you are confident in yourself and they aren’t but remember you don’t want to be to confident because there are people who will judge you for too much confidence.

Insecurity is also another reason why people aren’t confident because of there weight, looks, religions, family backgrounds  or any other reasons. There is no reason to be insecure because you are not perfect, so don’t forget. Everyone around you is probably feeling just the same as you so you could share your thoughts with close friends or any adult you trust: parents, grandparents, older siblings, school counsellor. There are also many websites that you can visit that may help or ease your mind a little. This all depends on the situation you’re in but don’t forgot EVERYONE IS EQUAL. “We live in a world where equality is important.”

Society plays a big part in why people haven’t got self-confidence. All the media nowadays pressures young people who you have to look perfect, a thin body, big boobs, big hips, lots of make up , perfect skin, hair and nails. No wonder why people aren’t confident in themselves but you shouldn’t  care because as long as you are happy, healthy and that you have great friends and a supportive, caring family then you have no need to worry. Live your life and treasure very moment because they are SO valuable, don’t waste your time on worrying about your looks because there is someone out there that gets butterflies in their tummy when they see you or when they will meet.

I hope you found my first article, blog or whatever you want to call it helpful. I would just like to say that I’m not a professional, this is just from what I’ve been taught or experienced myself. Thanks for reading and please let me know what other topics you would like me to write about. Here are some websites that might help:

http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/self-esteem/#.Uv0Vwnna4xc

http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/body_image/body_image.html

http://selfesteem.dove.co.uk

Until next time, bye xoxo