Today marks the beginning of the last year I’ll be a twenty-something someone, somewhere. Thinking about it, I’ve had a pretty colourful life. I’ve had quite a head start than most of you, when it comes to learning on how ‘life isn’t fair’, as I’ve experienced my fair share of challenging situations. It really is true that road blocks can make or break one’s journey. Thankfully, I made it through life’s detours bearing some scuffs coupled with a few marks that always serve as a reminder that life isn’t easy. If you’re armed with the right attitude, happy disposition and lots of faith topped with hard work, I believe nothing is impossible.
Here I am today, hopefully, better than who I was last year. I can’t believe another year has passed by and I’m making another birthday post. This has become a tradition, sort of a memory bank that will remind me of how I traverse life to become the best version of myself.
Now I’m sharing to all of you some truths that when realized sooner can become something useful as you journey through life.
Thank the past for all the life lessons and welcome the future with enthusiasm. The present has no room for regrets and definitely no room for the past.
Don’t be too surprised that the person you’ve known your whole life becomes a different person in a few years time or even overnight. People really do change. They change because of their circumstances in life and sometimes for other people. So make memories with people that matter to you.
It’s not about being related by blood or knowing a person your whole life. It’s about the real connection, the sincerity and the genuine relationship you get from people. When you find friends who make you feel like you’ve known them your whole life, never let them go.
One’s worth is defined by who he/she is inside. Having a kind heart & a gentle soul matters more than being famous. In the end, it’s not about how many people know you, but how you made others feel.
Anyone can choose to be happy, for it is simply a choice. Being happy doesn’t mean life is perfect and all good, it means that you’re at peace that life is full of imperfections.
Be somebody’s reason to smile. Life is too short to be rude & unkind. Remember, we rise by lifting others up.
The has become one of my mantras this year. The most obvious change I’ve made this year is when I decided that I’ll no longer say I wish but rather, I will. I will do something about the things that matter to me. I will do something that makes me happy. I will act on it instead of wishing for it.
Most of us constantly worry everyday. We worry about the things that mostly won’t happen, yet we still worry. It’s hard not to worry, especially if you’re a parent. The trick is to convert our worries into prayers.
For days when we’re too overwhelmed and swamped with things to do, always remember that today will never happen again. Don’t be in a hurry for tomorrow to come & for today to end. Make the most out of it. Make moments that soon will become memories. Appreciate & be grateful for what you have. Focus on yourself, the people you love and in the moment because these are what makes up a good life.
This is the last year I’ll be in my twenties and I guess I’m doing an okay job being me. I hope I won’t get tired learning to become a better person for others and for myself. I wish for guidance and strength in raising my family & in becoming the best version of myself. I ask for God’s blanket of protection for my family to keep them safe from harm or danger. Above all, I wish for good health & happiness.