Brittney Hillman

Life is a maze and love is a riddle

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Be thankful..

It’s sad, you know how selfish some of us can be.. I mean we live in a world where we complain about not having an outfit when we have a whole closet full of clothing, and we say we don’t have anything to eat when we have a whole pantry stalked with food. Yet, there are people in our very own country who would love to have the shirt on your back. And most of all, they would die to have anything you had left in your fridge. It’s just a shame, we don’t think about how good we actually have it. We complain about not having a boyfriend/girlfriend while others are just wanting to have a mother or father. And to us “we got it bad” when honestly we are truly blessed. Start being thankful for everything you do have instead of complaining about the things that you don’t have. Because trust me, someone somewhere is praying to be in your shoes.

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Scars

We live in a world that calls failure a weakness, and weakness a flaw. We are taught to mask the truth because, “it’s better if you keep that to yourself”.  And that the best way to lead is from our strengths, not our weakness. If I can be honest, I think our world has built itself on a shallow and narrow foundation that is ready to break at any second. I know this is just my opinion, but I think I have a pretty valid point to stand upon. I believe in a God of Grace, love, and second chances. And if it wasn’t for those divine qualities all working together, I can promise you that I wouldn’t be standing here today. I’m not proud of my past, but I wear my scars on my sleeve because I am proud of who I’ve become in Christ. Those scars remind me that with God I can conquer all things, and that through Him healing is possible. My failures and mistakes are not my most treasured moments. But, because of His Love, I am now a living testimony of His redemption and grace. Guess what? So are you. Your story is His glory. Share it to the world. Don’t hide your scars, wear them as proof that God heals.

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All I want to do is help. I want to help because I don’t think people should suffer as they do, because if there’s no bigger meaning, then the smallest act of kindness is the greatest thing in the world.

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Moving on..

We think that moving away will change things, that we will meet different people and our lives will just be great. Honestly, when you leave you just end up with the same people. They just have different names. No matter how hard we try to get away from the past, it will always be breathing over our shoulder. We all want change, we all want something to make us happy and forget about all of the hurt and letdowns. I’m ready to be nothing but happy, I’m so sick of hearing the same things over and over again. Yeah, it’s someone else saying it, but it still hurts the same. The way it effects me is still the same. I just want people to accept me for who I am, not who they want me to be. I’m over being compared to someone else. When you put someone in your past, that’s where they should stay. It’s your responsibility to move on.

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Is it okay to be different?

From the time we’re born, we’re encouraged to act in a certain way. Most of these things are to our benefit. Learning what is acceptable behavior and unacceptable allows us to function in society, learn with others in a classroom type atmosphere, work with others in a business environment. As we grow up, our peers mold us further, encouraging us all to dress alike, talk alike, what is ‘cool,’ and what is not…When, then, is it OKAY to be different? When do we learn to think for ourselves, decide what we believe in, act in the way we think is right, spend time doing what we love? We become so homogenized it makes it almost painful to stand out in any way.

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"Growing Process"

Everyone gets to a point in their life where they realize what they want, need, and deserve. For me, I’ve finally realized that life isn’t about “getting drunk” every night, or “trying to impress” someone you barley know. It’s about “wanting” to spend more time with your family and friends while you still have the chance. It’s about “needing” the quality talks with your mom or even a best friend.
And it’s about “deserving” everything you’ve got instead of just getting it handed to you. None of us have a “perfect past” but while we are still young we still have the chance to make a perfect future. It just all depends on your mind set, and how you want your life to be. Don’t let your mistakes stop you from achieving your goals, because failure is never an option.

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Today, if you feel like giving up— don’t. Hold on. Someone will find you and make it all ok. Someone that will make you realize that life isn’t always this way.

“I give a prayer to those who suffer, who want, who agonize over life’s pitfalls. I pray for the troubled, the sick, the weak, and the heavy hearts. I wish good things on this Earth, not its apocalyptic destruction. These things I do for you, as others have done for me.”