Thursday, April 19, 2012

Reminder of the GIFT of Life:

Found this on one of my daughter's friend's( Heather) facebook page , I have read some similar to this. Always a good reminder.
Life isn't fair, but its still good. When in doubt, just take the next small step (or better yet, Don't*). Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. You job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Pay off your credit card every month. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone. Its OK to get angry with God he can take it. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up your present. It's OK to let your children see you cry. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger. It's never to late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer. Burn candles, use the nice sheets, wear fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. Over prepare, then go with the flow. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. The most important sex organ is the brain. No one is in charge of your happiness. Frame every so-called disaster with these five words "in fives years, will this matter?' Always choose life. Forgive everyone everything. What other people think of you is none of your business. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. Believe in miracles. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did you didn't do. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now. Growing old beats the alternative, dying young. Your children only get one childhood. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. Get outside everyday. Miracles are waiting everywhere. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's we would grab ours back. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. The best is yet to come...
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. Yield. Life isn't tied with a bow, but its still a gift.
*added by moi


  1. Good morning Gina ~ I've read this before, but it doesn't hurt to read these words again.

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

    1. Me too, I need these everyday probably, reminders of how to live.

  2. Wow that is intense and deserves reading more than once. Great advice to live by.

  3. Good stuff, huh?! I wish I could just inhale ALL of it and live it without exception.

  4. Amen sister...Thanks for a much needed reminder.


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