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Words of Encouragement

Dear readers,

There comes a time when your moral hits low and you feel like staring at your laptop screen instead of finishing what needs to be done. Especially for students (unless you’re one of the super few), you hit this mood maybe once or twice in a week. It’s a harsh world out there and there aren’t many signs that show hope. I’m in the same boat as well. Sometimes, I question if I’m truly doing my best and using all the resources available to me properly.

Enjoy the little victories in life. That’s the whole point of this blog, is to enjoy the simple things around you! Life may seem bleak, questionable, and scary. But it does have glimpses of beauty that you should maybe spend more time paying attention to.

Breathe. You need to breathe. Our world is going to keep on progressing and moving forward, no matter how unready you are. So, breathe and take the time you need to calm down. Don’t take your time, just make it happen. Go on a walk, have a good cry, a run, a bike ride, eat, take a short nap, and so on. You can’t think well when your mind and emotions are in shambles.

Pray. If you’re religious, like me, just give all your struggles to the Lord. You won’t get an overnight miracle or God might throw you half of one. But for me, I feel much better when I pray for sanity, strength, and a peaceful mind. #jesustakethewheel

Persevere. Even the brightest stars have their bad days. Everyone is susceptible to a slump. This is the chance to build up your perseverance. It makes you grow thicker skin. It makes you humble. It makes you even more driven. But most importantly, it makes you appreciate the little things.

Last but not least, repeat this to yourself: You’re worthy. You have potential. You are alive and going to thrive.

Best of luck to you and comment below if you want more posts like this!


Getting Baptized!!!

Gah, I finally did it! It’s been over two and a half years since I converted to Christianity, and I finally got baptized. Why did it take me so long? WELL I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!!!

I initially wanted to do it about a year ago, but my mom was a little worried and asked me to wait. Now before you make any assumptions, she was just doing her job as a great mother and a Christian. You see, I was still religiously young and really didn’t understand what I was doing. So, I started to dig deeper, pray more, read more, and go to church more often.

It was a last minute decision, but I finally got the nerve to sign up for it. I was ready, but I was caught between honoring my mom’s wish and doing what I wanted to do. But that’s the thing about baptism. It’s the your way of declaring your love for Christ. The keyword here is: YOUR.

If you want to watch my baptism to see what it’s all about, please go onto the Heart The Simple Things Facebook page!

Did I feel different?

Yes, a little. I felt like I was glowing and I felt good. Will everyone feel like that? No, it’s different for everyone.

Did it accomplish something?

Yeah, I feel complete and can’t wait to see what else God has planned for me.

How can you apply this to your life?

It’s your life. People will give you advice and will try to tell you what to do with it. But at the end of the day, it’s your life. You do what you think is best for you. BUT… don’t be reckless. It’s your life, but think your choices thoroughly. 

With that being said, go and take the world!