Happy Mail!

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Hello, BlogClan, and welcome back to Happy Mail! If you’re feeling a little down, feel free to just stare at the birds I have scattered throughout today’s edition – they are very cute 😀

This is me, running to you with optimism.

This week, we’re going to take a little look at something that a lot of people, myself included, has experienced at one point or another: feeling overlooked or feeling less special than others. It seems so uncontrollable; we just look at something someone else has done, and then look at what we’ve done and think, “What makes them so much better than me? Why do they get all the attention, when I’m right here?” There are a lot of different situations and reasons behind why you might feel or think this way, and I can’t claim to know them all. What I can say, though, is that it doesn’t have to be this way 🙂

From what I’ve noticed, the Internet is rife with thoughts like these, and it’s not hard to see why; there are so many singers, authors, and artists out there on the world wide web who make tremendously good things and it’s hard not to start making comparisons between them and yourself. But I’d like you to pose a question the next time you try to make that comparison or think, “How is this person so good at what they do?” I’d like you to ask, “How did this person get so good at what they do?” The answer, like so many other questions, is a lot simpler than picking the right art program or settling on the right theme for a piece of writing: effort.

Those people only became so skilled through their own effort. They put in the time to check over their work, see what they did and what they can improve on for next time. They didn’t wake up one day and discovered that they are now amazing at singing or can crank out 10,000-word stories at the drop of a hat. They rose to the level they’re at because they made the effort to get there, and so can you 🙂

You might not be satisfied with what you can do right now, maybe because it’s not as good as some of the people you look up to, but there’s the difference: it’s your work that you made, filled with your enthusiasm, effort, and love.

If you want to fly, leave all that weighs you down on the ground.

Your skills are yours to hone, just as your life is yours to lead. Maybe you won’t wake up tomorrow and suddenly be as talented as you want, but you might just get the motivation to work towards it 🙂 As they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor was it perfect; it took somewhere around 870 years and had its fair share of ups and downs along the way. Think of yourself like a fledgling Rome, where dedication and effort can lead to a legacy that surpasses even your own expectations 😀

Training your wings takes time, but we can all soar to the heights we dream of 🙂 Until next time, keep your head held high and look towards the sky.

5 Helpful Quotes of the Week


“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.”

Oscar Wilde (suggested by Pineblossom)

“When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars.”

Antoine Griezmann

“With hard work and effort, you can achieve anything.”


“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”

Eileen Caddy

“Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it.”

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