LIFE - It's all about the journey, NOT the destination
We all know where the destination will lead us! The graveyard or ashes. Death is inevitable and no matter what we try to do to stop or prevent it from happening it is the one thing in life we know to be a given. It is also the one thing that is guaranteed in this lifetime.
So let's make the most out of our lives, be happy, help the less fortunate, be adventurous, travel, give love, laugh a lot and try new things. Together we can all make this world a better place to live in. We can all as individuals contribute with a little bit of kindness and understanding.
How is your journey going? Are you living each day like it was your last? And are you happy?
Ask yourself these questions and answer truthfully! If your journey sucks right now, it won't be like that forever and you have the power to change it. Change your pessimism to optimism and you will see an incredible shift in your life.
Have you heard the saying 'thoughts become things'? Negative thoughts create negative emotions, creating beliefs in our minds that we believe to be true. Don't let your mind control you, you control your mind. Let the negative thoughts come in, acknowledge them and watch them float by, let them go.
Now the saying 'live each day like it's your last', doesn't really seem that realistic. It's not like we can go jumping out of planes and go scuba diving every day. Well maybe if your lucky enough to have a job or lifestyle like that. Though we do have the opportunity to do those activities when we plan holidays. It's always good to at least have something to look forward to in the future. Helps drive us to that end goal.
So even though adventure and holidays are exciting and crazy awesome, they don't define our quality of life. To me, it's the little things we do in our day to day life that sometimes mean the most to us or to somebody else.
Have you ever walked past a homeless person? I'm guessing yes, we probably all have, there are so many. Did you judge them? Have you ever imagined what it must be like for them?
What a dreadful and sad way to live. To be so destitute your sleeping on cold concrete floors, having to beg for money and food, feeling unsafe and frightened, not having comfort from family and loved ones. It breaks my heart every time I see it and I wish I could just take them home and give them safety, comfort, shelter, and food. Though some have been known to want to live that way, I don't really understand why! Everyone has there own story to tell, and we don't always know the answers and that is why we don't have the right to judge.
So how would you feel if we all gave a little bit of ourselves to others less fortunate? Whether it be a kind word or a bit of compassion, a small donation or whatever you could afford, a blanket, a cup of warm soup, a handshake, a hug or a soft pillow to lay there on at night. Doing these kind gestures for others not only makes them feel loved and accepted but also gives you a feeling of self-worth and pridefulness. Studies have shown that random acts of kindness make us happier, motivating us to do it more often.
If you don't love your career/lifestyle- Change it! You have a choice, you always have a choice. Why do people feel the need to be stuck in depressing, meaningless jobs! Wouldnt that be a waste of a precious life that could be fulfilling and meaningful. It comes down to choice, you can either choose to live the way you have been or you can choose to change it.
Life is too short, don't waste it on bad choices.Believe in yourself and you can not only change your life but also the lives of others.
Be Kind, Be Free, Be You