Monday, January 16, 2017


What goes around, comes around. 

When I was younger, I would always, what I felt like, get the short end of the stick. I always had to be the one to share. I was always expected to be the bigger person. I was taught that even though somebody is treating you badly, it doesn't mean you should act the same way. As I grow older, I realize how it all makes sense. What you put into the universe is what will come back to you. I believe that things don't happen coincidentally. There is a reason for everything, whether it be a lesson or a blessing.

I remember working at a daycare and I was telling this little girl what karma is. She didn't believe me. She was making fun of another little girl and I told her that it would come back to her. A couple days later, we all went to the pool and she ended up scraping her foot at the bottom of the pool. She came up to me and said "Ms. Amela, you were right. Karma is real."

I can't help but think about how important it is to be a positive person. It's easy to be mean. It's not hard to call someone a name, pick on them, or just laugh at them. What's hard is to be a good person. When everyone is putting you down and saying how you will never succeed is when you should turn around and tell them you wish that they do succeed in life. In the moment, you want to say everything that's been bothering you and maybe even cuss them out, but that's not what being a good person is about. It's about understanding their pain and what caused it and wishing that one day they will look back and be positive too.

You can't change anyone, but you can change yourself. With that, I encourage each and every one of you to do something positive each day. Make someone smile, laugh, or happy. There's too much negativity in this world that we don't need it to spread even further.