What Truly Matters

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What Truly Matters? I have been through many ups and downs for such a young girl. I am seventeen years old and have gone through some stuff that most people haven’t and won’t ever have to go through but as hard as my situation was and is sometimes i know that there are always people going through tougher and more serious hardships than I. That’s why i believe that it is really important for you to look at your glass half full instead of empty and to always remember the things that bring a smile to your face and get you through the tougher times. for the past year i have been struggling with something that has been so time consuming and frustrating, really causing me to lose sight of the things that really matter to me such as family, friends and things that bring me joy. It has taken me a long time to figure out that you are the one who creates your own happiness and if you are always feeling sad and sorry for yourself of course it is not going to get better, you have to let yourself feel sad and sit in the sadness for a bit and then move on to greater, more important things. The things that i believe matter most are your health, (which people often take advantage of), family and doing things that make you happy and feel good about yourself. So many people in our society today are so materialistic that it’s almost laughable but really sad, i can’t say i am any better because i still love shopping and getting new things but people get so caught up in trying to get the newest, latest, greatest that they forget about the things that they really should be thankful for having like family. The only thing that has got me through all the awful days has been my family. No matter how awful i felt or how mad i was about my situation, my family went through it all with me. A lot of the time i was mad at them and would take out my anger on them because it was the

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