Smallest things, Greatest achievements

It is always thought that achievements are marked or symbolized by medals or certificates or by number of likes you have on your post. That great achievements are the big things, the big attention-seeking things.

But really just because it’s big doesn’t mean it’s worthy. I mean, little things go a long way. When I was younger, I made it my goal to make my successes big. And at that time The bigger, the better right?

Truthfully, though, a big achievement is just little things together. Some people think that ranks or medals will define how great you are. The thing is that the real achievement isn’t being first in a competition or in class, but is having the courage to even try.

Most people would think that winning something will define how good you are at that certain thing, it just defines how much time, energy and effort you’ve put in to get what you deserve.

Little things count the most. Helping others is a small thing, but it is a great achievement. A lot of people would think that the cent they give to the people on the street isn’t going to be much, but it would go a long way. Or that the offer of carrying the groceries for your mom would probably mean nothing to them, but it means a lot. Being happy is not something everyone could do. Being happy is a privilege, not everyone could be happy where they are… because not everyone could be contented of where they are or what they have. If you are contented with who you are, and when what you have is suffice- then you are happy, and that counts as an achievement. Being alive. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how unlucky you feel or how unfairly you think life is treating you, YOU ARE ALIVE!

What I’m trying to say is that, being the best at something or being awarded or given a medal to aren’t going to be as meaningful to you in the long run as the little things would. Life won’t care about how many A’s you got on your card, or how many hot dogs you can eat in a minute (in fact this could probably kill you) or how many times you could jump on a jump rope, or how fast you could run (unless you’re being chased down by meat-eating animals). The things that would be useful for you in life are little things, the abstract things, the unseeable things- courage, love, will, happiness, contented-ness. And these are only some of those things.

Be grateful that you have achieved living up to how old you are now, and that you are here… reading this blog. Be grateful that you have accomplished being happy as early in your life as you could.

YOU ARE HERE. Shouldn’t that count as something?

Smile! 🙂


Who is “imapretzzah”

Okay so…. I like, no, I love pretzels. I love pretzels, very much. Pretzels are the bomb. Though if pretzels are going to be bombs, they’re probably going to be the best bombs- nuclear bombs. 😀

Soooooo, this is my first blog. Please, please please forgive my mistakes and stuff. I don’t even know where to start. The first post was an emotional release… LOL 😛

I just had to *let it all out😀

Why is it called random paperblogs and what can be found on this very awesome blog?

One. Random… you will find very random stuff. Poems, haikus, quotes, essays, my high school speech- wait what? and other stuff. I’ll put them in categories (as soon as I learn how to)

Two. I used to (and still do) write “paper blogs”. It’s writing stuff on whatever piece of paper I find, then just pinning it or taping it up anywhere or maybe just folding it and inserting it in books or something… probably my physics book though.

Three. I write and read a lot. So, you’ll probably see book references or other book stuff on here.

Four. Music. Music is a big, big part of my life. You’ll certainly see a lot of song references and maybe an original composition or something.  *fingers crossed*

That’s pretty much it…

Oh, I’m Elli by the way. Hahahahha 😀 almost forgot about that.

Crossing the line…

…from being confident to arrogant

Confidence is the way you carry yourself. Arrogance is pushing others down, in order to put yourself UP. It’s okay to be proud of yourself, of your achievements. It’s even okay to boast about it a little bit, just don’t go overboard. Yes, sometimes we could get carried away -that we won’t be able to hold back our “cockiness” but then again we don’t need to push others down just to feel good about ourselves. If you know that you can do something, you don’t need to boast about it because for others to see what you are able to do, you have to know what you are capable of first. Be content about knowing that you’re good at doing something.

Be humble. The constant want of attention from others would fade away each day that you are content about being proud of yourself. Be comfortable with yourself and of what you’re capable of. Accept your mistakes, accept you failures and accept your weaknesses.

Life isn’t a competition. Don’t compete with others because you have different capabilities. Be humble of what you can do and accept what you can’t do with all your heart. Everyone would realize your greatness, without even trying to do so. Arrogance is thinking that you are above some else, that you are better than someone else. Confidence is knowing that no one is above or below you, that no one is better or worse than you.

“There’s a very thin line that divides confidence and arrogance, it’s called humility.”

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