Put the prison plate down!!!
I'm not talking about the plate of food that's probably in your lap right now, but we'll get into that in just a second. About a week or so ago I went live on Facebook asking some of my friends a question that we should start asking ourselves more "Why do we tend to accept less than our worth"? I don't present myself enough with that question, because let's face it....it's a whole heck of a lot easier to just up and avoid it all together ESPECIALLY when you've been doing it your whole life....it's just second nature. Many of us, will accept mediocre style jobs and live paycheck to paycheck, mediocre relationships, just to say we have a boyfriend/girlfriend, and mediocre friendships, just to avoid being lonely. WHY THOUGH?! Some of us know that we deserve top notch and cream of the crop, but we settle for slop lacking substance and any nutritional value to our lives. We allow for these jobs to slowly eat away at our happiness, and we begin to literally DREAD the thought of getting up and clocking in. We allow for relationships to cloud or common sense and sight, and begin to slowly eat away at our confidence and self-worth. We allow our friends and all of their constant negativity, to slowly become a part of our lives, and before we know it we are also sad, mad and depressed over a situation that only our friends can get themselves out of. I like to compare that to being in prison. We have nowhere to go because we feel trapped in our situations. Torn between hurting someone you love/care about by just leaving......but also wanting to seek better and find our happiness. When you are in prison, you are served 3 square meals a day....You can't just go up to the line and say "I'm sorry but no chicken for me today, I'll have the steak". YOU GET WHAT YOU GET!!! The beauty for us is.....we are free....We don't "have" to accept what is given to us....but many of us do (myself included). We have to learn to put the plate down, and walk away! We do not HAVE to take what is given to us! We have control over our life and our happiness; we just have to work at regaining that torch. Rome was not....I repeat NOT built in a day, so the process may take some time....but as long as you work at it, and learn to put yourself and your happiness first, you can and WILL kick the plate!!! Check please!!
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