Monday, 7 March 2016

QOTW #5: Being Light



"Being light" and hope is something really important to me, it's kind of my mantra, what I put in the center of my life!

I had a time in my life when I became my pain. And because all of me was pain, I started to focus on everybody else who might have needed help and left all of my problems hidden. Then I realised I was only hurting myself, and I wanted to change it. So I started to work on it. On that time, I was broken, and I kept complaining about everything I'd been through. "If I hadn't..." became my most said sentence. "If I hadn't been through all of this stuff, I wouldn't have all these problems now."

I eventually took a more positive attitude, but there was something I was still wrong about. I kept saying that because I was broken, I had to mend myself before being of help for others. It doesn't mean that I didn't want to help any more. It means that I thought I wasn't... qualified.

I thought, innocent me, I would heal completely. But that never happens, does it? Even if we get over it, there are always scars. And that's good; they are part of ourselves, and we have to embrace them. I also feel like even if we might be hurt, we can still help. If we wait for ourselves to be completely out of it, we might be waiting forever. We have to keep doing things. It isn't "help yourself or help the others". You will always need help, and the others will always need help. The importance is in finding a balance.

In late December, I was in kind of a meeting, and all 7000 of us lit small candles. It was beautiful. But before this happened, when I was given my candle, I broke it while sitting down (I'm just that clumsy). And I was mad at first, but then I realised I was like that candle. Small, and broken, but still willing to give light. At least... willing to try. I think this is what's important, in the end.

Do you have any quotes you'd like to see my viewpoint on? I'd love to talk about your favourite quotes! Also, on Friday I have a collab with Rosie coming up and I'm really excited about it! Make sure to come and read it! ^^

A big big hug!


Acqua

12 comments:

  1. I always get really excited to read your quote of the weeks! Great post & lovely read. Can't wait to read yours & Rosie's collab xx

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm really excited for you to read it! ^^ xx

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  2. Ahhhhh two of my favourite bloggers are collabing! This is sure to be awesome! You wanna collab sometime?

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    1. Of course I want to collab! That would be awesome! xx

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  3. I'm so excited for the collab. Thanks for your sweet comments El and Beth xx

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  4. Such a nice post! It really reminded me of the quote "thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, happiness never decreases by being shared" :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

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    1. That's a good quote! Thanks! xx

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  5. Sometimes, when you feel you can be in a better state than what you're in -you can't. "Things that are broken can't always be fixed...". Nice post, Acqua. The quote I personally feel relates to a lot of situations is : Life is like a camera. Focus on the good shots and develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, take another shot".

    #sweetreats xx

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    1. That's true, and we have to accept it! Maybe I wouldn't say you can't be better, you just can't do it on that moment and it takes time. But it doesn't mean you have to stop! xx

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  6. this is another great post. love when you add quotes to your posts. glad to hear that your being the "light". We all have bad and good days, but we just have to keep going and see the positive in the end. one of my favorite quotes is : It's not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, & to make your happiness a priority. It's necessary.

    xoxo,
    geri

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    1. This quote is so true! I'm glad you liked it, thanks ^^ xx

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