Story time! Grab a seat and hear my share 😏
It’s kindve funny and ironic, most of my closest relationships started out with the least friendly of impressions.
When I first met @sphogat29 (my boyfriend of 8 years), he stormed into a party screaming “I’m here!” disrupting everyones conversation. Later, as I was flirting with some guy, he came over, sat between us, and started talking. My mind just went: wow how rude, you totally just cockblocked me (if someone has a better word, please share!). 8 years later, he’s the love of my life and the kindest man i know. Many of my closest friends, @_schmataliee @kunla7 @lolbutsrslywut + more, we all have funny stories of how our friendships started off as..well...not friendships 😅
Ironically enough, even yoga! The very first yoga class I took I left thinking to myself - “wow that sucked, I’ll never get into yoga” - hah! Look at where the universe decided to take that attitude 😂 I call that #karma
The point of me writing all this, is to say that many of our first impressions - reactions - tend to be false. What you see, what you read, what you assume, what you feel, even what you believe is often a misleading truth (especially on social media - its not all glorious ppl! Come see my scars).
After 28 years of living on this earth, if its one lesson I try to live by, its the lesson of giving the benefit of doubt to every and anyone until personally proven otherwise. Be open to what you can’t see, be mindful, and respectful of what is to come. You never know what will take root, and what will magically grow to a magnificent thing 🌸
As we start the new week, whatever negative impressions and assumptions come your way, pause and rethink them. Give your benefit of doubt, and see what will blossom from a second chance.
#happymonday #freshweekfreshstart #positivevibes #startyourweekright #ibelieveinpossibility #dailydoseofpositivity
Photo captured by my soul sister @hahaghost0521
📿 from @1708mala
Pose inspo: @emchenyoga