I was getting some milk tea the other day with my family, and there were these two adorable little boys in line in front of us, with their mom and older sister getting milk tea. They were so cute and I wished I was a child again.
I admired how they didn’t have a care in the world about what other people thought about them. They ran around and were only focused on their own needs. They dressed comfortably, and one of the boys had a shirt that said “YOU ARE AWESOME” with smaller font under it “and so am I”. Here’s what it looked like:
That made me smile. I wish I had a shirt like that! I probably wouldn’t wear it though, because it would make me seem arrogant haha. But it definitely fit the boy who was wearing it.
All the boys wanted was to sit. They didn’t want any cold, delicious milk tea. The boys went into the shop, as the line was outside, to try to find seats but there were none. Then one of the boys decided to sit on his mom’s shoe. It was funny because he loudly told his friend, “I’m going to sit on my mom’s shoe.” I have never said those words before.
They honestly made my day. No worries. No stress. Just sitting on their mom’s shoes and talking about video games. Living the life.
Some takeaways from this experience: Don’t worry so much about what others think. Love yourself. Enjoy life. Express your feelings. Smile. Hangout with your friends. Run around. Spread love and happiness.
I want you to know that you are awesome! And hopefully so am I :)
Everyone has their own insecurities. Common ones are about physical appearance and behavior.
Let’s all deal with our insecurities today, and stop being afraid. Find some paper, or open a document. Now, write down all your insecurities. No one will see this document you have. Don’t be afraid. Face these fears.
Here are some of mine: I am insecure about my physical appearance, personality, attitude, and so much more. I am afraid of judgement. Especially that from my friends. I am insecure about my chubby calves ahah. I am scared that people will find me mean or disgusting. I am afraid of being hurt. I am insecure about my grades, my reputation as well.
So many of these are rooted from experiences I’ve had, but recently I’ve learned not to be insecure anymore. This list would have been a lot longer if I’d written it a month ago. :) I’ve began to accept myself, knowing that others feel the same in their insecurities. No need to all suffer.
For some reason, things that would have disgusted me not long ago don’t affect me at all. For example, when someone sneezed and snot went everywhere, I only felt compassion for them. I wanted to help them instead of leering away in judgement. I like this. I am not insecure about any gross things like farts, snot, and whatnot haha. Yay, progress.
I hope we can all become more accepting. As we stop judging others, we will stop judging ourselves–and stop feeling judged as well. No more worrying about perfecting our hair. No more hiding our true nature in fear of judgement.
Keep working. You got this.
-Mintie loves you
P.S. I have not added any pictures because I have no camera and don’t want to be a copyrighter haha. Please give me suggestions on what to do.
This song is my favorite! The first time I heard it was when I was doing some homework. I usually play some music in the background from the radio when I do homework. It was just another song I didn’t know, until I heard the chorus. It really touched me, and still does everytime I listen and sing to it.
Who will love me for me?
Not for what I have done,
or What I will become
Who will love me for me?
Cause nobody has shown me what love, love really means.
Check it out :)
What Love Really Means by JJ Heller