Life teaches us lessons continuously. Do we pay attention and acknowledge what we learn? Do we strive to improve ourselves, hence our life, relationships and by this positively influence everyone around us?
Life's an ongoing process. We should decidedly stop for a moment and reflect upon any major situation that happened. Could we do it differently? What did we learn from it? Should we change something in order to have a different outcome next time?
Do you want to change your life, but don't know where to begin? Are you in a relationship but you aren't happy? Do you feel lonely? Can you imagine what your life would be like if you discovered what made you feel fully alive? Are you stuck in a job you don't love? What's stopping you from having the life that you thrive for?
Life's a roller-coaster. Let's make it a genuine fun by finding and offering only the good within us. As odd as it sounds, it takes an effort to be a good person. It demands self-awareness. It requires perseverance. It takes keeping an open-minded over things and an acceptance of everything that it's different even if you don't manage to fully understand. Though at times it requires something as simple as only a honest smile.
Be good! Do good! Smile! Find the better version of yourself!
People love to read. Yes, they/we still do :-).
People read reviews before purchasing a book. Yes, quite often.
Do people love to post reviews? Rarely.
When I was only a reader I didn't know how important is to write my opinion when I liked a book so that others could pick it up too. As an author, I can tell you that reviews are bloody important.
Luckily there are now people that are so much aware of the hard work put in a book and the necessity of a review. People like Leonard Tillerman (Author, Book Blogger, Book Reviewer) are rare (or at least I didn't come across them yet), and I have only big words for his dedication.
Below is his review for my debut novel "Magnetic Reverie", which I post in here not because it is 5 stars, but because he is such a great writer too and I am proud of this review.
You don't have to be such a master with words when you write a review, it is enough to write just a few simple sentences: I liked it, I loved it, I enjoyed it, etc. Just do it and you will bring a smile on the author's face and help a reader find its next read.
You walk out of sight,
Your feet barely touch the ground.
I look at you,
But you don’t hear,
I know. You might think I’ve gone crazy by trying to make this kind of analogy. But let me explain what crossed my mind. When one stops eating meat there will seldom be comments from people around. This happens in countries where culture or religion support eating meat. While some comments are funny, others may be annoying. Some people will repeatedly try to convince a vegetarian to go back to eating meat. Their opinion is that it is healthier and I am sure their intention is good. But, will they succeed? Not really. One makes a choice and will stick to it.
When I was little, like about 10 years old, I went to the city center with my mum. It was a warm summer day and for a child to crave for an ice cream was something inevitable. And, so I yearned for one. For my mother it would be of course, a difficult thing not to let me have the ice cream no matter what the financial situation was. So, I got my ice cream and enjoyed it like it was the first and the last.
"In hope of a world, that does not celebrate the fake & the cold
In hope of a world where true emotions can be uphold
In hope of a world where truth is told
In hope of the world where sugar coated abuses are not sold
In hope of a world that does not force you to fit in & fold
In hope of a world where tears are allowed to unfold
You are not told to fake happy when your heart can no longer hold
In the hope of a world that doesn’t go numb & cold,
While faking positivity & not being bold
In hope of that world where you & I can be true to our core
We are not judged for being human
And not expected to be a bot, running on a computer code
Let the beauty of true emotions and the warmth of real unfold
Sweet, sour, bitter, happy, sad, high, low, cold
Sincere bonds and true connects
Let us not turn the world into a fake emotion(less) zone"
by Vanashree Yadav