How I Would Change The World, If You Could Do Anything: Appreciating the life you live: Struggles and all

I was once asked the question: “If you could do anything to change the world, what would you do?” To be honest, I think I would change people’s outlooks on their own lives. I truly believe that we have the ability to make this life whatever we want it to be regardless of the hands we are dealt.

Personally, I think I have been through a lot of bad times, but it’s always been my attitude that has made all the bad times better and life worth living. At the age of 19 I lost my single mother to metastatic breast cancer after ten years of severe struggling. My brother and I have struggled in many aspects of our lives, but my brother and I have always found some way to pull through and find the very best in every bad situation. I want to pass this on. I believe that everyone is in control of their own lives even though life may be chaotic, unpredictable, and difficult. We can still choose to smile at the small things EVERY day. Happiness is a choice but it must be a cautious one. We need to make an effort to be happy and grateful each and every day.

If I could do one thing to change the world it would be to show people to appreciate the life they live. Enjoy the little things that make them happy whether that be a song, a passing hello, or a talk with an old friend over coffee. We all have something good in or lives but in order to see and appreciate that we must focus our energy and attention on the good instead of the bad. Life is a crazy ride and I believe we are all lucky to take part in it.

What would you do if you could change one thing about the world?

If I could change one thing in the world it would be for people to genuinely, wholeheartedly be happy – happy with their good days and their bad days, their healthy days and their sick days. Life isn’t always fair and sometimes it can bring you down a really dark path, but we have the ability to make a change in not only our own lives but the lives of others. Together we can change the stigma that a hard life is a bad life. I guess you could say that is the start of fulfilling my desire to change the world.