What I've Learned So Far

Here's a few things I've learned in my thirties...

Be vulnerable
There is beauty in vulnerability. It is honest, powerful and a good way to live an authentic life.
When we make ourselves vulnerable, we open ourselves up to others and make deeper connections with people. Relationships are strengthened when someone says 'I need help' 'I'm finding this hard' 'I don't know what I'm doing'.

Be kind
It costs nothing to be kind and it makes us happier people. It takes more energy to hold resentment and to hate than it does to forgive and be kind.
Little things you do for others may be big things to them. Even a smile can change someone's day.
And don't forget about yourself. Being kind to yourself is such a nice gift to give yourself, don't you think?

Discern what matters and then ...
Don't waste time and energy on things that don't matter
The older I get, the less time I have for sweating the small stuff. There are things that matter and things that just really don't. Work out what matters to you and immerse yourself in those things. Move away from people who bring you down and get rid of things that make you heavy.

Now is the time
Because there is no better time than right now. Today. This moment. We are living and dying at the same time, so all we really have for sure, is right now. Don't dwell on what's already behind you and don't search too far ahead.

If you have your health, you have everything
Nothing matters more than the health of your family and yourself. Because once you don't have it? Nothing else matters. So what i'm saying is, look after yourself.

Find contentment
Don't search for happiness. Find contentment instead.
Life has its ups and downs - accept that and try to roll with it. Some days will be horrible and other days will be full of joy. Perfection doesn't exist so stop the endless, exhausting search for it. Give yourself a break and just LET GO. What you do and who you are is enough.

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