Courage

miuWe are not what happens to us.

We all had some distressful traumatic events in our lives at some point. Something that caused us stress and lots of suffering, but we don’t have to carry that with us for the rest of our lives… we don’t have to let it define us.

Part of getting older and maturing is learning how to let go of baggage , like heavy rocks sinking in a deep lake. Let it go and let it settle.

Courage is a rewarding emotion.  A pat on the back for doing something hard, making a hard decision, making the right choice in an uncomfortable situation or taking a risk.

 

Feed this emotion as often as possible , it only makes you stronger and improves the quality of your life!

 

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The drawing used for this post was done by me !

“This Way ” –

You!

There’s only one YOU! Recognize how precious that is.

It is very sad to see people struggling to accept themselves. We are all different but also the same.

I won’t let society tell me who I am or who I should be. I am who I am and accepting that is very liberating.

We are only different in our looks. Brown skin, blond hair, blue eyes, white skin , black hair, green eyes…and all the different variations of hair, skin and eye colors.

It is how we evolved, just like cats and dogs and everything else. We look different but we all need the same conditions to survive.

So who cares what color is your skin? or hair? or if you are tall or short? or if you like to dress up everyday or wear jeans and flip-flops.

It’s who you are that matters most and how you treat others. Who you are without any labels or titles or names.

We also have different  body shapes and there’s not one better than the other.

If you are overweight you can work on that, it’s not terminal but it takes work. If you are too thin, you can work on that also. But it all starts with accepting yourself first and then working on achieving the best version of yourself .

There’s not one look fits all !!  Appreciate others and their looks. Compliment others and yourself. Help others love themselves by first loving yourself.

 

“A wise man makes his own decisions; an ignorant man follows the public opinion.” 

 

 

Flat!

Sometimes you feel not happy but not sad, not depressed but kind of blah.

I like to call it “feeling flat” and it feels great. It’s like a break from  more intense feelings.

We should allow ourselves to feel flat whenever we need.

I love laying in the grass, feeling the earth beneath me , connecting with it with every breath!

 

 

 

Forever now!

It is always now!

We don’t need a close encounter with death or a health scare to change our perspective on life.

A new perspective is always available to us.

Remember this life-train has a destination .

I make my dog breakfast on the weekends: bacon, egg and cheese scramble. Before I serve it to him, I take him for a nice short walk, while the food cools off. When we get back, he eats his food and then he likes to relax in his comfy bed. He looks so happy and content and that makes me happy.

Watching him enjoying these happy moments without questioning “what’s next” is admirable.  We can’t stop time so we have to use it wisely !

Trust life , enjoy the adventure , moment by moment until the end.