This is life. Right now. Indulge in it. Make it count. Because it’s happening. And it’s not waiting for anyone. Look around at what exists in your life right now. Reflect on every event that had to occur to get you to exactly where you are- doing exactly what you are doing, with exactly who you are with, learning exactly what you are learning and experiencing exactly what you are experiencing.
Look at all of this and know that it was meant just for you. Know that everything that what has happened thus far has brought you to now. Everything matters. Every decision matters, every experience, every relationship, every interaction, every lesson matters. Each piece creates a whole that is the life you are living. In fact, this very moment will be part of your story someday. It’s not right or wrong. It’s not perfect. It just is.
You have to take the good with the bad, smile when you’re sad, love what you’ve got and remember what you had…
If you’re on top of the world right now, in a place that feels amazing and wonderful, be sure to savor every moment of it. Love your life and what you’ve been given, it is not accidental. Never stop dreaming, because it allows you to become that which you aspire to be. Appreciate and enjoy the little things in life. Recognize the special people you’ve been blessed to have in your life. Live for today, and enjoy every minute.
Conversely, if it feels like you are in a place that you would rather not be at this time, just know that you are in the middle- on the road from here to there. You will get through it. It will last exactly as long as it’s supposed to last and teach you exactly what you are meant to learn. And later, you will see how this time was one of your very greatest teachers.
Always forgive, but never forget, learn from your mistakes but never regret. People change, things go wrong, just remember life goes on.
Every mistake, every lesson is a process of growth that you gradually realize as an individual. You can’t acquire it from others; you can only share it once you’ve experienced it. Forgive easily, it frees the soul. Accept where you are without blame. Seize the present for what it is – for the opportunities it’s giving you every instant – that’s what infuses life into your story and ultimately moves you forward.
Do not merely exist in this world, timidly going through the external motions of what society tells us we should do. You have to break out of your shell and do things. Be adventurous. Do what moves you. Be who you are. Find your passion. Explore life’s mysteries until you figure out what matters most to you.
Seek relationships that improve you. It’s not about finding someone to lose yourself in, it’s about meeting people you can find yourself in. When you connect with someone special, whether it be a friend or a lover – this person helps you find the best in yourself and you both grow into your greatest selves by nurturing each other’s growth.
The life you live is ultimately the life you choose. Choose to focus on the negative, and negativity will indeed surround you. Turn your focus to the positive possibilities, and these possibilities will become realities in your life. Design a story that’s worth telling. Be someone who’s worth remembering. Embrace each moment of your life with style and class.