Outfits | Battles

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I’ve already wished you a very happy new year on Instagram, but there’s no harm in doing it one more time! Especially since my resolutions this year – which I’ve broken into two halves: things to do less, and things to do more – include being extra positive and being sure to compliment others and see the good in all situations. Basically just sending out happy vibes all around! Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t mean I’m going to be constantly smiling like some sort of crazy (though hopefully fashionable) clown. There will always be situations you struggle to smile though. But the thing I really came to terns with last year is that we all experience those situations. It’s a part of human nature to love and to lose. We can’t always control the things we’ll go through, but we do have some control over how we respond to them. So my number one take from some difficult situations over the past few years is to try to respond as much as I can to whatever the world throws at me with positivity and kindness.

There’s a quote I found on Pinterest (of course), which goes something like, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting battles you know nothing about”. While the internet can often be a very negative place, it also has the wonderful ability to connect people from all over the world. People like me and you, who don’t know each other but can still reach out and talk through our keyboards, share happy moments from our lives on places like Instagram and Twitter. I’ve made a lot of friends through blogging, from those that I’ve met in real life to those I only talk to online but still have an amazing connection with. When I say I’m ill (as I have been this month, hence the belated new year’s post), so many of you reach out to wish me better. It’s little acts of kindness like that which make so much difference.

This year, I’d like to take inspiration from you to do the same, just being as kind and positive I can be towards others – as well as myself. And then maybe, rather than facing our battles alone, we’re a little comforted knowing we’ve got a few brave warriors on our side.

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