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Plot Twist: Life is Actually Good

October 15, 2018 in Articles, Motivational - 2 min read

We grew up being told that life is tough, life will screw you over and at every bad situation you get told, “that’s life”! Is it really bad though or are we just constantly expecting the worst because we have given ‘life’ a reputation of being bad? 

Don’t we all just wish to have a life without any setbacks or disappointments? Yeah, but how realistic is that anyway? It’s pretty strange how we let bad days overpower the good days, think about it… When you think about your life overall and every event that has happened, do you normally think about good things? Highly unlikely. 

Well here’s the thing, life clearly wasn’t supposed to be all sunshine and rainbows because then what would we learn? How would we grow mentally, emotionally and spiritually? What stories would we have to tell? Just good stories? How boring. What will help you realise how far you’ve come if your life has always been good? The bad is necessary, the bad opens our minds to so many things, it shows us who to trust and who cannot be trusted and it teaches us how to respond to certain situations. 

Life was supposed to have ups and downs and we need to learn to appreciate them both. You probably have more bad days than good because you don’t wake up everyday expecting to have a good day, you don’t wake up with a positive attitude – you wake up feeling tired even though you had a 12-hour sleep.

Show gratitude. Be thankful for everything you have and everything that you are glad exists – as random as it may be, be grateful for having a phone because it connects you to your loved ones daily, your favourite shoes, your favourite person and be appreciative of the traits that make you a good person. Really start seeing the good in everything and keep in mind that no pain lasts forever unless you allow it to.

There is so much to learn, so many people to meet who will change your life and your perspective on some beliefs and there are so many places to visit which could potentially help you ‘find’ yourself. Don’t worry too much about what you don’t have right now, appreciate what you do have. If you are not happy with your current situation, don’t immerse yourself in negative thoughts because that won’t help you get out of it. Life is really not as bad as we have painted it to be and it’s not a race either, it’s merely a never-ending learning process that will eventually lead us to great things. 


  • Riya October 15, 2018 at 10:36

    This is so true. I guess we are the only ones who make life more complicated than it actually is by trying to make it perfect. If we just accept the way it is, we’ll find out that it is actually good! Very beautiful post!

    • Mbalenhle October 18, 2018 at 09:42

      Yes, in a sense it’s like we are forever chasing perfection. Thanks for reading 🍃

  • The Style of Laura Jane October 15, 2018 at 10:39

    Love this message behind this post. It’s true – we should appreciate both the good and bad. It’s all a part of life and it’s all necessary. x

  • Pink October 15, 2018 at 11:39

    This is good advice. However, I think I’ve appreciated the bad enough recently and I’m due to appreciate some good right now.

    • Mbalenhle October 18, 2018 at 09:43

      The good is going to come your way 💖. And believe this because there’s no way you’ll have bad days forever 🌻

  • Jolayemi Emmanuel October 15, 2018 at 22:08

    I really learn from this. Thank you for this piece.

  • Caroline Agoba October 15, 2018 at 22:40

    I really like your optimistic outlook on life. A lot of people strive for that kind of positivity. Life is here to be embraced. This was a lovely read.

    • Mbalenhle October 18, 2018 at 09:48

      Thank you so much Caroline🤗. Rather stay positive through all the good and the bad than just being miserable 🍃. Thanks for stopping by💖

  • notthefatteacher October 16, 2018 at 00:00

    The ying and yang of life is necessary for growth.

  • TheAyeshaSite October 16, 2018 at 00:19

    This was a good post.

  • fortysomethingheyhey October 16, 2018 at 09:20

    Reblogged this on Forty Something Life As We Know It and commented:
    I just have to reblog this post! Love it!! Life is actually good!

  • Nicculent October 16, 2018 at 17:25

    life is actually damn is tough, but I wouldn’t want it any other way.great post!

    • Mbalenhle October 18, 2018 at 11:03

      Haha. It’s truly tough but that’s where we get to learn a lot🤗🌻

  • Deshi Nenkinan Nehemiah October 16, 2018 at 21:31

    This is so optimistic!

    Thanks for sharing Mblenhle I like to think the Christmas tree is optimistic. Even when there’s no water and It sees others die it says Spring is just around the corner.

    We should be optimists

    • Mbalenhle October 18, 2018 at 11:03

      We definitely all should be! 🍃 A negative mindset won’t give us a positive life or outcome

  • seaofwordsx October 16, 2018 at 23:29

    Omg this post. I needed it 😍 Thank you so much 🙏 I have bookmarked this post. Beautiful written lovely 💕 It’s just so true. Showing gratitude changes your life. I also agree that life is full of amazing things but also bad things but we will learn from that. We will never stop learning as you say. Life is full of beauty and is a beautiful mistery that doesn’t need to be perfect. We just have to feel everything and embrace it all.

    • Mbalenhle October 18, 2018 at 11:02

      I’m so glad you stopped by and enjoyed reading🤗💖. Let’s continue staying positive 🌻

  • allthingsblogging October 17, 2018 at 18:14

    Love this post! X

  • Bryan Fagan October 18, 2018 at 15:52

    If life was full of sunshine and rainbows we would eventually complain that the sun was to bright and the rainbows were the wrong colors.

    There’s no fun in life if we are not pushed. We need that challenge. We need that hurt. We need all of it. That’s how we learn.

    Good stuff as always.

  • ريما October 21, 2018 at 23:30

    Lovely read ✨

  • SheerDee October 25, 2018 at 19:38

    Love this post! xo

  • pw586 October 31, 2018 at 16:28

    It’s not always what what happens, but how you react to what happens. Blessing are sometimes disguised.

    • Mbalenhle October 31, 2018 at 23:14

      That is very true, and it usually takes us a while to actually realise that they are blessings🍃

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