“Anyone can give up… it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart… that’s true strength.”
I’ve heard people close to me ask “Is this all there is to life?” THIS IS YOUR LIFE. Sometimes “this is all there is.” Make the most of it. One day you’ll wake up and it’s over before you know it. Live a life that you can look back on and be happy you lived. Stop questioning the depth of your daily life, live each day as if it were your last, and realize that, yes- this is “all” there is to your life because it’s “all” you’re allowing your life to be.
If you’re the best person you can be every single day of your life (and if you haven’t always been, today is the day you can start living everyday as if it were your last), you won’t have any regrets when you’re called Home. But the choice is 100%, without a doubt, yours- and yours alone.
So you don’t own a car, or have kids, or work in a plush office with a fancy view? “The prettiest woman in the world can have hell in her heart. The most highly favored woman at your job may be unable to have children. The richest woman you know… she’s got the car, the house, the clothes. She’s lonely.” Love who you are. Love what you’ve been through. And embrace what you’ll go through. It’s why you are who you are.
Life is beautiful. The sooner you realize that, the better off you’ll be. And I don’t care what anyone says… life is what you MAKE it, regardless of the position you’re in or the hand you’ve been dealt.
You’re given one life here on Earth… you might as well love it.
Failure is only an option if you let it. Not succeeding is only an opportunity for a second chance. People give up too easily when things don’t go their way. Fall six times, get up seven. If you choose to stay down, that’s on you. If it doesn’t work the first time, the second time, the third time… try something else. If you keep doing the same thing, you’ll keep getting the same result.
There are going to be certain people in your life that you just don’t get along with. Love those people. They have bigger enemies than you. They’re fighting bigger battles. As humans, we’re inclined to think our problems are bigger than everyone else’s. They’re not.
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. Romans 5:3-4