The ups and downs are never ending throughout our lives. Some ups are higher than others. Some downs are lower than others. Neither one of them lasts forever though. When you hit those low points remember that it’s just part of a cycle and you will rebound and start the upturn before you know it. By the same token, when you’re on that high, that uptick that is so exhilarating, hold on for the ride of your life. Ride is hard, fast, and furious. For it, like the down turns will not last forever. Relish it while you can.
Life is to short to waste a moment of it. Every moment should be taken advantage of and lived with gusto. Don’t go to bed at the end of the day wishing you had done something that you didn’t do. Life is for living, not for wasting, or squandering, or wishing. You have the power to make your life as thrilling or as dull as you want. Go ahead. Get your excitement on.
What is your destiny? I don’t know. It’s different than mine. What I do know is that we are born into our purpose and our destiny. That doesn’t mean we are born knowing what our purpose or destiny is. But, we are born living it. As we go through our lives day after day we touch countless people in ways we don’t even know. It may take years for us to figure out what our impact truly is, but when it hits you, you’ll know it. Keep doing what you’re doing. Keep making that difference. You rock.
Storms are not made for weathering them. Storms are for dancing in. The smell of the rain is so sweet. Open the doors and windows and embrace it. Don’t try and keep the storm away. Don’t block it out. Rather, go out and dance in the rain. Turn your face upward toward the sky and let the rain pelt your face. Soak it up. Relish the feel of the rain on your body. Show the storm that you will not melt. Instead, you will dance in the rain.
Do not ever let the things that happen to you define who you are, or who you become as a person. Bad things happen to all of us. Even the best of us. Bad things don’t make us bad people and should not define us. We are inherently good. Sometimes we just need to remind ourselves of this. Sometimes people we don’t even know will judge us or talk about us when things happen. Don’t let the words of people who don’t know us change the way we look at ourselves. You rock.
Why aren’t you smiling? You’re alive. You get to live your adventure for another day. Man it’s great to be able to take it all in, spend time with friends and family, enjoy a nice meal, and laugh. Smile because you’re living your very own personalized adventure. You made it and you get to live it every single day. Besides, who wouldn’t want to see that amazing smile of yours.
What would happen if you had plans to go out with friends, or just hang out with someone and you backed out because you tired, and then something happened. You would be devastated because you missed out on one last chance to spend time with them. You would be filled with remorse at not having one last chance to say goodbye. All because you were tired. Tired, is not an excuse. There may not be another chance. There may not be another day. Do not use tired as an excuse.
There’s an old saying. Control the things you can, and let go of the things you can’t. Why over react or get worked up about things you can’t control. If you can’t control it, then let it go. If you can control it, then take the bull by the horns and handle it. If you can’t control it, then just take a deep breath and walk away. Man that feels good.
Trying to figure out how you’re going to get through everything going on in your life, is almost as difficult as what is going on in your life. Figuring it out can be as overwhelming as the event itself. All you need to do is slow down. All you need to do is get through one day at at time as it comes. It may take weeks, months, or even years to get through everything that was thrown at you. But you got through yesterday. You’ll get through today, and you’ll get through tomorrow. Don’t look at the big gigantic overwhelming mountain that needs to be climbed. Focus instead on just how much of that mountain can I climb today. You can do it.
If we do not forgive, then we do not allow ourselves to move forward. We are intentionally holding ourselves back. Forgiveness is the key to freeing ourselves from bitterness and anger. It doesn’t condone what was done. You never have to condone the actions or words of others, but it’s to your advantage to forgive their actions so you can move forward. Go ahead. Set yourself free.