If it’s not something you’d want people to find out about, don’t do it. There’s a clear line that shouldn’t be crossed. We all know it’s there, but sometimes it’s easier to pretend it’s not, for whatever reason. The line, however invisible, is inarguably and unmistakably clear. If you want to risk the jump, suffer the consequences.
All too often it happens that we don’t know what we had until we’ve lost it. It also just so happens that we don’t know what we were missing until it arrived. The grass isn’t greener on the other side. Chances are, you’ll want to jump over the fence. “You may think the grass is greener on the other side, but if you took the time to water your own grass it would be just as green.”
Every single person has a purpose. It could be smiling at a passerby, or offering solace to a stranger. Find your purpose and follow the path it takes to get there. Stop thinking about what “could have been” and make it into a reality. Usually the biggest regrets are the ones where you could have tried but something held you back. No one is in charge of your happiness but you and when it comes to doing what you or getting what you want in life, don’t take “no” for an answer.
Don’t spend your life wishing it away. Be thankful for the here and now. Life really is a journey; it’s more about the ride than the destination. It’s easy to reach what you thought was your destination, and still want to seek more. So embrace the journey, however tumultuous, and keep “this too shall pass” on repeat in the back of your mind. But always remember: it WILL pass, good AND bad, so soak it all in and be thankful for the ride. After all, you only get one.
Sometimes the hardest things in life to get over or to accept are those things that we had no control over. So spend minimal time dwelling and trying to find a reason. Some things really DON’T have a reason… some things just can’t be explained away. Replace spending too much time on attempting to convince yourself of a justifiable reason with learning, growing, accepting, and loving. You’ll be a stronger person for it.
Say what needs to be said before it’s too late. Do what you want to do before opportunity passes you by. Time is a luxury that we’re not always afforded. Everything is always changing. Always. We usually just don’t see it coming. When change is anticipated, anxiety typically sets in. So roll with the punches, take the good with the bad, and always remember- “life goes on.”