The Soundtrack to My Life

𝗦𝗼 𝗜 𝗮𝘀𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗳 𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗯𝗲 𝗼𝗸 𝗶𝗳 𝗜 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗮𝘆. 𝗛𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗲𝘀. 𝗜 𝗮𝗺 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗶𝗺 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗴𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻 𝗔

The soundtrack to my life is “Everything’s Gonna be Alright”, by Bob Marley because many tragic events have happened which have taught me that everything can turn out favorable if I have a positive mindset. Even though some situations may take longer than others to recover from, everything will turn out alright in the end. I have learned to go with the flow in life and not allow negative events to alter my positive state of mind.

The first tragic moment in my life that I overcame by having a positive mindset was when my childhood dog Snoop passed away. Snoop had been in my life for as long as I remembered. He passed away suddenly in the middle of the night and I remember waking up and not knowing what happened. Before he passed away my parents promised that if I did decent in school I would be able to have my own puppy. It just so happened that the night Snoop passed away, one of my dad’s friend’s dogs had puppies. A few days later my dad brought me to see the puppies and I fell in love with one that reminded me of my old dog Snoop. As soon as the puppy was old enough to leave its mother we went and picked him up. This day was the happiest I had been since my old dog Snoop had passed away. When I first got my puppy, Rally, I had no idea how much work taking care of him would be. Although I had to spend hours training him and walking him every half hour, I loved it. This puppy grew into my best friend and I would not trade Rally for anything. Even though I miss my old dog, I now have a new one to spend time with. This goes to show that even though awful events may happen in my life, everything can turn out positive if I make the best of it.

Another situation in my life that I overcame by having a positive mindset was when my grandpa passed away. He was the first family member that I was close with that passed away. Before he had passed away we made many great memories together. My favorite memory being the weekend I spent with him and my grandma at the beach. We made a lot of memories that weekend that I will remember every time I think of him. Even though he is not here, I will remember the times we had for the rest of my life and they will always put a smile on my face. Another person that passed away that majorly impacted my life was my mother. She passed away when I was twelve years old. This was definitely the hardest obstacle I have ever had to overcome. When she passed away, it felt like a piece of me went missing. This took years for me to fully recover from and it affected me in many ways. It seemed as if everything that I had previously found entertaining was no longer enjoyable. As time went on, I slowly began recovering and being able to find pleasure in activities that I used to enjoy. Now, I can accept that I can not change what happened and that being upset was only holding me back from continuing to enjoy my life. Since then I have found better ways to remember my mother such as looking at pictures and thinking of all the good memories that we had together. Even though these experiences were very traumatic, I have found ways to find happiness again.

Throughout my life, I have experienced some events that were very difficult to overcome. When the events in my life do not go according to my expectations, I found positive distractions to help overcome these situations. Not everything goes as planned, but if I think positively and make the best out of the situation everything will be alright

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