It’s my 25th birthday today! And what better way to celebrate a birthday than by talking about the things we are grateful for?
Practising gratitude is a great way to help you feel happier in life. I often forget to look on the more positive side and I’m sure many others do too. Life can get in the way and we forget to take a moment to appreciate everything we have.
However, today is my birthday so it’s the perfect time for me to reflect on all the things I’m grateful for.
Life is full of experiences, lessons, mistakes and journeys. Sometimes we encounter things that amaze us, other times they destroy us. Since I turned 23 today, I thought that I would tell you some of the lessons that I have learnt through my 23 years of life.
♡ What people think about you is their problem, not yours. ♡ Not everything that you do needs to be considered as productive. Do things for fun. ♡ Inspiration is everywhere. ♡ Your instincts are there for a reason. Trust them. ♡ Love is having someone you want to take care of. Not just someone to take care of you. ♡ You’ll never regret chasing your dreams. ♡ Choose who to forgive and accept back into your life and who you should let go of. ♡ Living your life your way is important. ♡ Failure is the best teacher. ♡ Don’t wait until a new year to start something new. ♡ In loss and failure there’s opportunity for growth. ♡ It’s not your job to change people. ♡ Practising self care habits is more important that you would think. ♡ Believe in your capabilities. ♡ Avoiding impulse buying is hard but it needs to be done. ♡ Love at first sight is bullshit. It’s just sexual attraction, not love. ♡ You need to work hard to achieve your dreams. ♡ Stay humble. ♡ The kind of people that you surround yourself with will change your view on life. ♡ Don’t worry about something that can’t be changed. ♡ Choose your battles wisely. ♡ You won’t always get what you wished for that doesn’t mean you should give up. ♡ If they want to leave, let them. ♡ Take more photographs. You’ll be happy you did one day. ♡ Change can set you free. ♡ Stop trying to explain yourself to people who don’t want to listen. ♡ Kindness is free. ♡ Some people are just passing through to teach you lessons in life. ♡ Make life count and do what makes you happy.
Remember, it is within your power to live the life that you want. The people who are with you can only support you and encourage you as you reach for your goals. So, go and live the life you want.