Bella Vida by Letty

You Never Know What Someone Else is Going Through

I always put my best face on just like everyone else does.  I work hard at my craft and present to the best of my ability on this site.  I guess that’s why it might be easy to make assumptions about other people.  However we can never truly know others.  You never know what someone else is going through.  Some people don’t even take the time to know themselves.  I’ve been thinking about this for some weeks now after reading about the suicide of two different bloggers.  Even though they put themselves out there, no one imagined either of these two people would go so far as to kill themselves.

Everyone has stress.  I know I sure do.  For some it might be health, relationships, financial problems or work related issues.  There is no way to know.  Even when the person reaches out we can never really know the extent it is effecting them.  Just this past week a good friend has been cyber bullied, another is going through some health issues while another’s mother is seriously ill.

I practice and teach compassion.  No I am far from perfect but I can try.  I can stop myself from judging others, being critical or cruel.  I can chose to smile and say something nice and I can chose to speak up against wrongs.  Perfection is a unicorn.  Fun to chase.  It’s all about the chase.  Every bump in the road, every person you meet or the situations you avoid are details that make up your unique life.

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I thoughtfully chose the name Bella Vida because I wanted a constant reminder to slow down and take in the details that make this life and everything in it beautiful.  I personally need that for myself, Letty.  I feel it is my mission in life to share that feeling which is why I put it out there everyday on this site.  I’m grateful if I can make someone smile with a word, photo or artwork.  Thank you for reading.  Thank you for your comments and kind words.

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“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”  — Marilyn Monroe

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”   Maya Angelou

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