Through difficulties and struggles we find direction and purpose. Sometimes making necessary sacrifices to keep going may seem daunting and impossible. Importantly, we find beauty in ourselves and through our tribulations should know that we are always amazing — and that no one has the right to take this splendid quality from us.
“Those who have courage and faith shall never perish in misery” ― Anne Frank
1. You can tolerate others despite their faults
Even when you are taken for granted and inflicted with scorn you can still find reason to smile and give an individual or a group of people a second chance. You are not stiff and see the beauty of the world in the sunrise rather than the sunset.
2. You can wait for your turn
You are not always in haste or in a hurry; rather, you understand the value of time and patience. At the end of the day you understand everything will turn out in your favor.
3. You are empathetic
You can relate with others who are going through difficult situations. You understand their tribulations and in you there is a desire to help or to alleviate their pain.
4. You do not seek perfection
You do not seek perfection from yourself or from others. You know that this is practically not possible and you can learn to live life this way and stop acting too seriously. Thus you are more relaxed and live with fewer regrets.
5. You can take risks
You can take a chance and attempt another kind and purposeful act. You do not give up hope easily as you are able to show grit, determination, and resilience in the face of obstacles and defiance.
6. You do not compare yourself with others
Making comparisons and trying to be what you are not doesn’t help your self esteem. This behavior bruises it. You understand this and find reasons not to be jealous or envious of others.
7. You are grateful
You can appreciate others and say “thank you.” You are not afraid or unable to show appreciation or express gratitude. Somehow you are healed when you do this.
8. You are willing to help others
You are selfless and you find joy in offering your time and energy. You understand purpose is in contribution rather than setting boundaries.
9. You live with no regrets
You will make mistakes and others will also. You’ve come to terms with the fact that you cannot change the past. There is purpose and peace in letting go of the hurt that comes from past events.
10. You are self-aware
You know your limitations. You also know what you can take and what you cannot take. Beyond this you do not stretch yourself, rather you can embrace yourself and work positively within your abilities.
11. You can deal with pain
Just as there are joys and fun moments, there are struggles you have to put up with. Through these struggles you can fight and win. You do not let pain define you, rather you define pain.
12. You can listen
Sometimes what others need from you is for you to listen, for you to be attentive and offer them support. You are approachable and always ready to listen.
13. You are the light in darkness
You are rare and unique and something worth keeping. You offer this light and illumination when everything turns sour or negative. You do not keep the light or store it. You shine it.
14. You are positive
You understand that whatever has gone wrong today can be made better tomorrow. You do not dwell in negativity or swim in your misfortunes rather you are optimistic and you treat every day with the amazing potential it has to offer you.
15. You enjoy life
You smile and you are interesting to be with. You enjoy life as your joys are in the simple things and sharing them with others.
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