The Beauty That Still Remains

“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” – Anne Frank

This quote never ceases to amaze and inspire me. If Anne Frank, in her situation, could still view life with a positive attitude, then why can’t we?

Looking for the good in everything is a far better way to live. We are free, we are living, our troubles are nothing compared to what Anne Frank went through and yet she could still see the beauty in the world.

We can wake up every day with excitement and anticipation for what lies ahead. The day is yours to make of it what you want, you can do anything with your day and is that not the most exciting and most empowering thing? You may have to go to work or school, but you can choose how the day will pan out. You can make the choice to make it the happiest most joy-filled day or not. You can make the choice to seize every opportunity as it arises and generally just enjoy life and be in that moment in that day.

Likewise, it’s also your choice to be negative, to hate the day before it’s begun because of whatever is in it instead of making the best of that situation.

Always count your blessings and always be thankful and grateful for all you have, you’re luckier than you realise. The things that we take for granted are the things that other people are praying for. The little things that we enjoy are also sometimes the biggest in hindsight so don’t miss out on those moments.

Just look for that silver lining, look for the sunshine and the good. Think ‘I can’ and go for it.

You can sit and wallow in your sadness or you can make the best of what you’ve got and see the light in it. There’s so much joy and beauty around us and so much to live for, we just have to open our eyes and see it.

We should all try to live every day with a positive mental attitude and just love our lives that little bit more because in the end, it’s all we’ve got.

Ellie Selwood is an 18 year old student from the UK. She loves to spend time with friends and family, attempts to cook good vegetarian food and enjoys travelling the world in her orange campervan. Her favourite day of the week is Sunday and dreams of one day being an actress.