Tomorrow will be my first scheduled post ever. I did not remember, when committing to this challenge, that I would be gone for 5 consecutive days. I am hoping I get it right. If not I shall return (hopefully) on Monday to post what I have missed. In the meantime wish me luck as I embark into the brave unknown this morning. Babe has planned a surprise trip for our anniversary!! 3 years today!!!
Today's challenge was advice for others.
Advice for others?! I need advice for myself! So I think I will start there and maybe the advice for myself will work for you too?!
Cherish life! Every minute of it, even the challenging ones. Maybe especially the challenging ones. Those are the teaching moments. Learn something new everyday, even if it is only something small that you learn from the little moments. Remember to tell the people you love how much you love them. Care for people, even when it hurts. Learn to understand that sometimes you have to let go of certain things, including people. Learn to realize the sometimes caring for the people you have been entrusted to love means setting boundaries, backing up and not doing everything you can to "help" the situation. That is not helping it is enabling.
Embrace everything about yourself; embrace the flaws and the areas where you fail. Understand and come to terms with your past, tell it good-bye, thank it for what it taught you and move on to the present. Try not to live in the future either. You can look forward to the future, you can try to plan for it (though that whole tell God your plans and hear him laugh thing comes into play at least for me), but living in it robs today of it's beauty.
Just live! Breathe, embrace, take it all in and live. Be content, yet always push yourself towards great things!
These moments, the little ones (like this day right here)... Cherish them!