Let’s talk about underdogs.

An underdog is someone, usually in a competition, who isn’t expected to win. Right? Underdogs are all around us. I consider myself an underdog often. I feel like I work extra hard to accomplish the things I want because there isn’t anything just extraordinary about me at this time, I’m not the most beautiful or the smartest. People don’t just love me from the start and give me what I want. We’re probably all underdogs at some point in our lives. I say all of this because I had a pretty disturbing conversation about an underdog with someone who I honestly have always admired for the way that he seems unbiased and fair in decisions. He is choosing not to give the underdog a chance and I just feel like it has to do with the fact that she’s not the prettiest or best in social situations and I think this isn’t fair. This makes me want to pull for her that much more and honestly makes me appreciate him less for being oblivious to her big heart and hard work.

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

So if you’re an underdog, know that I’m pulling for you! and everyone who isn’t will eventually see that you shine brighter than the rest because you have known struggles!

That’s my rant for the day.

Look for my book review of That Boy by Jillian Dodd on Thursday!

xoxo

Ashley

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Nothing Will Work Unless You Do – Maya Angelou

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. – MA

A little fun fact about me, I’m a quotaholic. I LOVE quotes. Inspiring quotes help me through the toughest of times. I know I’m not alone in this. When I’m feeling defeated, lonely, sad, mad, etc. There’s a quote that can make me feel better about it. Maya Angelou was a celebrated poet/writer and in her death today, the world lost an extraordinary woman. Or, in her words, a Phenomenal woman. She has inspired me many a day and I know her words will live on for years and years to come.

Here’s a few of my favorite quotes:

“People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”

“I can be changed by what happens to me but I refuse to be reduced by it.”

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”

“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.”

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”

 

That’s all I’ll embark on you today. I just feel so sad that such a legend has left us but so glad to have learned about her and that she was so successful in life after overcoming such a rough childhood. ❤

 

Good night all! Share your smiles with someone you love. 🙂