Advice, Embarassing, Habit, Inspiration, Life, Social Media

Life is Always a Test

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Dear Life,
Life can be a beautiful, expensive bowl of crazy gourmet mixed salad. I say this because whenever I order a salad at a restaurant, the dish looks beautiful, but there are certain ingredients I don’t like in it like onions, tomatoes, and carrots. I had two choices. One, I could try the salad anyway, or dig in my salad to take all of the nasty ingredients out of my bowl.

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Life is a test you are given every single day it does not matter, whether you are religious or not. Everything happens for reason whether you like the test or not. It is part of developing who you are.
You cannot escape a test because you can be tested in your home, in public, and even social media. About social media, we do tend to make worse decisions than good ones because we have the more freedom to be foolish than we are in public. Negativity will always be present on social media. It is up to you if you want to spread the fire.

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You will always be tested with people, animals, and things that are non-living.
For example, you may come across a rude person, you might encounter a lost baby bird you found abandoned (this did happen to me a few days ago), or you may accidentally hit your foot against a wall. When these things happen, we have choices of what we are going to do about it.

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Most of the time, our tests would be multiple-choice. We have good choices, bad choices, and sometimes we just don’t know what choice to make. Therefore, I will break it down below:
Bad decisions: Bad consequences, regret,and negativity
Good choice: Happiness, peace, and appreciation.
No choice: Fear, anxiety, worry, nervousness.
We all have chosen bad and good choices due to multiple reasons. However, we must try to make better choices in order to have a peace of mind.

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Bad choices can be good too because we get to learn from our mistakes. When you are stuck with no choice, sometimes we need another person to help us make a good decision.
If lucky, sometimes we are given a second chance to take the test all over again in order to pass.
Another type of life test we are given are sometimes true or false test. This is where you are being tested about what is true and what is not. For example, you hear rumors, gossip, and slander about people, and most of the time it is something that you don’t know. For example, lets say a on social media, a person posted something like….this public figure worships…bacon and is a member of a bacon cult. So, you have a decision to make on whether if the gossip is true or false.

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When I am given a true or false test, I always do my research. You cannot always trust the people you know or whatever news source you read. This type of test is what the majority of us are mostly failing due to ignorance and pride.
As for the media, I think it is good to have biased news stations like CNN and Fox news in order for us to do our OWN research to see if the current events are true or not. Every news station is flawed. In order to understand and know the facts is BEING IN THE SITUATION. You see traveling journalist risking their lives finding the real truth of what it is happening. You have people who are actually in this chaos to know the real truth. My overall point is, you will never understand the situation unless you been there!

Let me break it down…

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Don’t assume something is true if you have never been in that situation to understand what the hell is going on. This goes for race, political views, feminism, religion and the list goes on. Therefore, do your research and showing statistics does NOT help.

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Going back to life is a test…

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Sometimes certain test can last longer than we expected. Oh yes, tests can last for minutes, hours, days, and maybe years.

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In closing, Life is a test and we cannot escape it. We should never be afraid of tests because it helps develop who we are and understand life better. The choices we make comes from the lessons we study and learn from our family and village. We should never stress the bad choices that we make because we will learn from them and if we are lucky, we can take that test again. So give yourself a round of applause because you are a test survivor!

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Life Lesson #84: Every single situation in your life is significant.

Sincerely,

Lady Elle~

Advice, Crazy, Embarassing, Inspiration, Life, Stress

Things Are Not What It Seems

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Dear Job,

Two week ago I was hired for host position at a popular Italian restaurant. If f you want know how my job has been coming along. Well, for a few days I thought I really got the hang of it, but to be honest…hosting is hard as hell.

Yea, hosting is not  an easy job, especially when you dealing with many customers. At the beginning of the day, hosting is easy because people are slowly coming in and I would seat them right away, but when it gets busy, I would speed up as fast as I can and make sure that everyone is satisfied.

Funny. For the first few days I thought I was doing a great job as host, but according to other hosts, they do not think so. One of the host trained me and I could have sworn I asked her if everything I was doing is right. She said I did, but she told the manager  that there were some skills that I need to improve when hosting. I understand what she means, but instead of telling somebody else about my job performance, she should have been honest with telling me first of what I am doing wrong.

Today, I worked for one of the host because she/he had an important event to attend. The employees said that Saturdays are the busiest days. No kidding. Hosting on Saturday really kicked me in the ass. I believe I have written about a hundred names. Anyway, it was a great long adventure. After the secret conversation about my job performance, I did my best that day to prove them wrong. Thanks to one of my mangers Mr. Smokey, he told me mostly on how to time each seating customer. By the way, he clearly explained of what I am doing wrong and I appreciate it dearly. After my night shift, I asked whether he could assign me a different position  because I feel that I am just not ready for the host position. He said he would work something out for me. There is a chance that I am going to a table setter, or maybe a host/table setter. Setting tables should be very easy. I believe that is all right with me.

Anyway, I am going to prove everyone wrong about my job performance. I am going to get what is mine. All I need is faith, hard work, and confidence.

Life Lesson #51:  Giving up is an easy thing to do, but working hard will take you where you want to go.

Thanks For Reading,

Lady Elle~

P.S: Wish me luck~