It Gives Me by Christopher Avancena

JOY

It gives me joy when I am around family and friends because I am around the people that love me and that I love back.
It gives me joy when I read fantasy novels because it allows me to plunge into strange and magical worlds where everything is unlike our own.
It gives me joy when I do things that I like to do because doing these things lets me enjoy life and have fun as well.

HOPE

It gives me hope when someone does a random act of kindness to someone else because it allows me to have faith in humanity's ability to show empathy towards others.
It gives me hope when people inspire others because it makes me believe that not everyone constantly criticizes.
It gives me hope when people do what's right because it lets me know that not all of humanity will tolerate immorality and malice.

PRIDE

It gives me pride when I accomplish difficult tasks because it makes me confident in what I'm capable of doing.
It gives me pride when I improve upon my skills because it causes me to believe that I can do anything that I want to do.
It gives me pride when I prove others wrong because it helps me to realize that I have to be determined to achieve my goals, even when others don't support you.

PAUSE

It gives me pause when people defy the status quo because it makes me wonder if I should follow the status quo or follow in that person's footsteps.
It gives me pause when people worsen situations because it makes me wonder if it was an honest mistake or if it was intentional.
It gives me pause when people waste what could be used by others because it makes me wonder if this is how most people act.

Credits:

Created with images by joy lowell - "LifeBook, week 5" • Brintam - "Broken family" • dbnunley - "Violet Rising" • JohnWDavisJr - "relax" • Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) - "Quotes - Kindness" • Seth1492 - "Blog-Inspiration" • Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) - "Quotes - Do What's Right" • Pexels - "accuracy achieve achievement" • geralt - "road sign town sign training" • brightdrops - "“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Ralph Emerson" • Scott McLeod - "Reinforcing the status quo" • Peter Kaminski - ""The page cannot be displayed"" • Hans - "garbage pollution waste"

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