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Life Can Be A Truly Wonderful Journey If You Know How To Live

Life Can Be A Truly Wonderful Journey If You Know How To Live

We live in a world of opportunities. We exist in an era where everything is possible.

And yet, we are still not happy. We are not satisfied with our lives.

Just look around you and pay close attention to people’s problems nowadays. Pay attention to the way we live.

We constantly whine, cry, pity ourselves. We are never satisfied with how much we have. We take things for granted. We spend most of the time with a frown on our face, hating everyone around us. We waste our time doing things we despise, working jobs that drain our energy and stay in relationships that suck the life out of us. We act as though being the victim suits us more than being the fighter.

And, just like that, we let life slip through our fingers. We live it out miserably, quietly, and averagely. Discouraged by everyone and convinced that we don’t have what it takes, we bury our dreams deep down and we let our memories of them fade away.

We forget to stop and appreciate the small things. To smell the roses, to let the sun shine down on us, to listen to the world’s noise, to tell our loved ones how grateful we are for having them in our lives.

We forget to express our gratitude for everything life gives us. To say THANK YOU to both the blessings and the bad experiences that we’ve been faced with.

We forget to live in the moment. To appreciate the fact that we are alive, right here, right now. We have a roof over our heads, we have food, we have shelter, but most importantly,  we have people who love us and accept us for who we are.

We forget to live. To breathe freely. To do things that make us smile. To focus on what nurtures our soul. To feel what we feel. To say what we feel. To be who we are.

We forget that life is but a dream. It’s unpredictable and scary at times, but oh so beautiful. So giving, so inspiring, so exciting, so incredible, so unique, so challenging, and delightful. So worth the struggles. So worth the pain and the hardships along the way. So worth the tears and all the heartbreaks. Because underneath it all, there is a light.

A light that shines brighter than anything else. A light that gives hope. A light that opens steel doors. A light that never goes out.

The truth is, life can be a truly wonderful journey. But only if you know how to drive.

It’s you and only you. You have the power to make your life heaven or hell. You are the one who has to find your own happiness. You, my love, are the one who holds the key to literally everything. Every dream, every goal, every desire burning in your heart.

So, you see, in the end,  it’s really up to you to make a decision. You can choose to live life by your own rules. Or you can choose to live it the way others expect you to. It all depends on how willing you are to start building the life of your dreams. How strong you are to release yourself from people’s expectations and start walking the road that you’ve always dreamed of. 

As Mr. F. Scott Fitzgerald once said… “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.” 

Stephanie Reeds