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“Ohhhh! I’m hot, tired and my feet hurt! I honestly just want to pass out and go to bed. I had a long day, I’m hungry! Ugh, I don’t feel like cooking” were my first words after busting open the doors to my apartment. “What am I going to eat better yet what am I going to order…ugh my life…why is it so hot in here? Is the air on? and why is the music …” My roommate paused me mid-sentence, looked from his laptop and said “did you know that their was a plane crash that killed 10 people today? Man, think about how they woke up left from their house and will never return. Think about their families and we always think we have it bad.” As I slowly closed the refrigerator door turned and looked he replied “It’s never as bad as it seems, Ellisa.” He then turned back to his laptop and continued working. His words quickly silenced me from my frivolous complaints. God gave me a reminder through my roommate that life is bigger than just my everyday reality.

I always tend to be positive and refreshed towards the beginning of the week and will slowly lose it towards the mid/end of the week. My complaints come a little more often, my whine gets a little louder and worse of all my inner light seems to get a little dimmer as the week progresses. These factors all happen due to the fact that I allow my negative thoughts about life overcome my positive. I become enslaved to see everything as half empty rather than half full. We all have to understand that we have complete control of our outlook on life.

We all have days where it is sometimes hard to keep your mind positive and productive. When you do have those days of complaints and negativity, stop what you’re doing and remember that life is much bigger than you. It ‘s never as bad as it seems. Begin to look outside of your life and you will see that your problems get smaller and smaller.

Miracles & Blessings,

Elisa Oyewo

As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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