Have you been down lately? Feeling overwhelmed? Me to. I have found that keeping a journal is an excellent practice for growth and letting things out that we sometimes don’t have the courage to say out loud. It is also good to keep a list of people you are praying for in your journal. Learn to build healthy relationships. Sometimes people are dealing with bad days and don’t know how to get out of the hurt and anger so they tend to lash out on you. There is always an upside to every situation. In order to build healthy relationships, you must first know yourself and what you have to offer. Are you encouraging and can lend an ear to a friend? offer that. Are you a neat freak and know someone that is down and struggling with their mess? offer that. Are you good with children and can help someone with their kids today for only a few minutes? offer that. When we feel like we have nothing to offer, often times we are wrong. You have so much to give. Life is meant to be enjoyed and shared with those you love as well as strangers. Look around you. Do you see someone that looks to be struggling? There is always someone that is doing much worse than we are. People look for positive, warm, inviting atmospheres when looking for friends and acquaintances. Have you taken the time to sit back and look at some of the people in your life? Ask yourself why are they here. Are they keeping me lifted or tearing me down? If you aren’t around positive like minded people with goals equal to yours, change them now. You can never get different results by doing the same things over and over. From time to time we all struggle to uplift, but if there is someone that is always negative and everything you offer gets a lashing it’s time to move on. Their season is over in your life. Pray for positivity. I want you to know that I love you. I’m glad you are here. Do you have goals? Let’s get together and reach them. Let’s lift up your strengths and accomplishments and celebrate them. I encourage you to seek and live according to God’s will for your lives.