Religion is the platform of my everyday life. I never used to pay much attention to my religion or really go into depth on what it was. Throughout my whole life, religion was something that was always there and that I acknowledged but never practiced fully. I never did anything against my religion but I also never tried to learn more or practice it the right way. My life is not perfect nor do I ever claim that it is. Through the years I’ve had many hardships and mountains I’ve needed to overcome. Often times I never knew how to make it over these barriers and I always felt like I was missing guidance and purpose. It took me a while to realize but religion became something I went to for release and guidance. I became more interested- drawn to it in a way. From this I saw an immense change in my spirituality and life. To this day I keep my prayer up. I try to be someone God would be proud of. My religion has taught me so much and I am grateful to have found it through hardships. At some point in life you need to realize there’s a greater purpose and to dive deeper into that purpose for the betterment of yourself. I still have ways to grow in my religion but I am happy with the way my religious journey has taken me so far. If you ever feel lost, alone, scared, broken, or in need of emotional release, I truly believe religion is the best way to go about it. Religion has strengthened my heart and mind and it has touched my soul more deeply than I had ever thought possible.
Do you believe love exists in a partner? There are so many different types of love but the love I want to speak on is the type shared between you and a significant other. Love is complex. It’s not the typical ‘I love you and you love me’. I can love anyone and receive the same thing back. The key is how to make that love eternal and unique. So many people fall in love but it’s harder to stay in love. Love is just a feeling. The word ‘Love’ is so misused in this day in age, and it creates conflict between true lovers. Instead of understanding and loving the right way, love is twisted to be taught in a way where it is sure to break. The love you seek should be deeper than the surface. Rather than loving the outside and small fragments of the inside, love the mind. Whoever you decide to love, make that love unique. Because if love can be so easily replaced then it won’t mean a thing and someone else can offer the same love you received. I would rather give love than receive it, because if I receive it wrong I won’t want it at all. In order for love to remain strong and everlasting you must keep loving the person you fell for, and remind yourself the things you love about them. Once you get comfortable and you both just love each other then there forms a kind of bond that is more so friendly than it should be. Never get too comfortable, always remind yourself the reasons you love that person. Build and keep building. Do not build a home and never remodel its insides or update it once in a while. Because leaving a house the same for so long, causes the house to slowly rust and break. So I do believe love exists, but I believe that only few know how to keep it existing. Because love is much more than ‘I love you’, it’s all about the levels of floors you decide to conquer and overcome while still managing to be and stay in love.
I always get asked, “How are you so strong and positive?” My response always varies but relatively it’s the same message. I think every being has strength but some don’t need to use it. The people who have to use their strength and own it are the ones who have been hurt before or put through difficult times. Every person has their own struggles and battles, but it’s how you handle them that really matters. I think addressing whatever it is you’re going through and acknowledging it is how to be strong. Don’t avoid things. Face them head on. I am strong because of the things that have gone on in my life. I’ve learned from them and I pray they don’t happen again. Being strong can be very hard at times but never forget who you are and how amazing of a human you are. Always look at the positives in your life. Now, why am I so positive? I’ll tell you. I used to be such a negative person. All I saw- for the most part- were the bad things in my life. I was so pessimistic. But I changed for the better and now I make it my goal to be happier every day. What really made me so positive was telling myself that no matter what happens, everything has beauty. Even if something is bad or negative, I always look for the beauty in it. If I’m having a bad day, I look at the positive things that happened and I let them outweigh all the negatives. Why should I get bothered by things when life is so short to be bothered by anything? I would much rather enjoy being on this beautiful earth than ever let a negative thought run through my mind again. Being strong and positive is a choice. Choose to be happy. No matter what comes your way, always choose happiness.