“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”
Throughout your life span, the world is going to trod all over you. Life is a struggle that’s harder for some than it is for others, but we all have our shitty patches. You let the painful experiences anger you, and you only spread that bad mojo to others.
Treat each experience, be it negative or positive, as just another stepping stone in life. Approach each day with a willingness to learn and a degree of humility. If something bad happens, try to discover how you can do better next time. Combat negative attitudes with empathy and understanding. Remember the power of a smile.
And the power of cheese plates. And cat pictures, too.