I’ve done my fair share of goodbyes to 2016. Now it’s time for a new chapter of life. Hello 2017!!!
We’ve all stumbled and hit the bottom rock over the span of 2016. Hope you’ve decided to get up and give it another try, eventually learnings are meant to be received and every fall.
I’ve decided to start a new this year and I hope you do too. So, I have come across this thing on pinterest about having 30 days to be grateful for something. As I go through the list 30 things to be grateful for in 30 days, I told myself, “I don’t need this list”. Surely enough I don’t. Believe me, you don’t need it too. You only have to decide for yourself. What are the things you can be grateful for in life? Most important question is, what are the things you can be GREAT in life?
Everyday, you can start by being grateful for is having another day to wake up and start a new. Be grateful that you have another day to correct your mistakes yesterday. Learn from every single one of them and do things in a much better way.
On the aspect of being GREAT, decision is yours. Who wouldn’t want to be great on something right? I mean, I do, I want to be a great person to start with. Be a better daughter or a better sister, to be a better friend, colleague or simply be a great ME.
As the new year starts, you don’t have to make a list of the things you want to change within yourself or your perspective in life. You only have to decide to accept yourself and make a better version of you.
God made you as you are, the perfect you.
We all strive to have something that is ”IN” . Thinking it will contribute something for us to feel good about ourselves. Unless of course it’s something you’ve been wishing and working hard for ages. But then again, even if we shower ourselves with so much fancy things the world has to offer doesn’t mean that we are already living a perfect life nor a happy life.
Most of us on the other hand, are trying to improve a lot in the physical aspect, skin color, hair, teeth face and the list never ends. But being so perfect on the outside doesn’t assure you a good feeling about yourself knowing that the beautification that you have done to yourself is really you.
Or course all above stated are the things we are entitled to do by choice right?
Just this morning, I have watched a video clip from youtube.com particularly tadtalks with Sam Berns who is dealing with Progeria ( I wouldn’t use the term ”Suffering”, cause he is still happy despite the condition). He is very young yet know so much bravery than any other 17 year old person would do.
He claims that he is really happy and that he does not want to receive pity from other people. I do really see that he is happy, by the way he talks, and confidently share his story to everyone. Not caring about what other people would say about him or his condition. Yes he is right, bravery does not come easy. Life doesn’t come easy as well. But choosing to be happy and looking at the positive aspect of life and situation and by endlessly looking forward would actually make things in life a whole lot easier.
During his talk, Sam shared his philosophy for a happy life;
- I am okay what I ultimately can’t do, because there is so much I CAN do.
- Surround myself with people I want to be around.
- Keep moving forward
- Never miss a party if you can help it.
Sam Berns’ story moved me and I hope it does the same to you and so much more.
Below is the link to the video that I was talking about.