21 Things I’ve learned in 21 Years

  1. When you smile at a stranger they will almost always smile back
  2. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Life is a process and the most great things do not happen overnight. Keep working hard and you will get to where you want to be.
  3. Stop for one minute every single day to enjoy the present moment. Whether you are on a beautiful beach or in traffic. There is beauty absolutely everywhere. Appreciate it. (Shoutout to Eckhart Tolle’s Power of Now)
  4. Love the little things. Sunny days, flowers, fresh air, dogs, birds chirping, a cup of tea.
  5. Learn to say yes. Say yes to opportunities you’re scared of and take risks. Sometimes the greatest things come out of the most unexpected situations.
  6. Learn to say no. Do not let others take advantage of your kindness. Stand up for yourself.
  7. Make your bed. Once you learn to keep your own room/space organized it’ll become a habit surrounding everything else you do. Organization saves lives!!!!
  8. Love with your whole entire heart! The gift of giving someone all your patience and love is the greatest gift you can give and receive.
  9. Some people are going to be real meanies. Do not let anyone dull your sparkle. 99% of the time people take out their jealousy by acting rude. Brush it off and move on.
  10. Your mom is your best friend. That lady would go to hell and back for you. Tell her you love her every single day.
  11. Exercise for yourself. If your goal in life is to look like Kendall Jenner than do you my friend. However, if you do not care to look a certain way then do it for your mind and soul. Exercise really is free therapy.
  12. Be thankful for everyday. Every morning that you wake up is a miracle. Many people around the world did not get the chance to see today.
  13. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Learn from one another and do not disrespect someone’s view.
  14. Siblings are really annoying but also the best friends ever. Take time to bond with them and help them in any way you can.
  15. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Sometimes life can throw some pretty nasty curve balls at you. Learn to take negative situations and turn them into opportunities to be more thankful, more present, more empathetic and more kind.
  16. Find your something. Find something that makes your day a little brighter. Whether it’s journaling, going for a walk or reading while having a cup of tea.
  17. Forgive those who ask for forgiveness and forgive those who don’t. Don’t hold grudges. It is a weight of unnecessary stress on your shoulders. Learn to move on from the negative because trust me, there is a lot more positives.
  18. Date your best friend. Be with someone who is going to push you out of your comfort zone and loves to watch you succeed. That’s the person you’re going continue to grow with.
  19. Soak up as much vitamin D as you can! There is nothing better than a warm sunny day. Take every opportunity to get outside and play! Go to the beach, kick a ball around, go for a hike!! Get outside!!
  20. Dogs are heaven sent. Studies have shown that cuddling a puppy reduces stress in humans. Personally, stress is the major cause of my MS flare ups. About 6 months after I was diagnosed we got a puppy and I have had minimal serious attacks since. I am a full on believer that puppies have the power to save lives.
  21. Love yourself. You are strong, smart and important and you have the power to achieve anything your heart desires. Never let anyone tell you differently.

Thank you for readingJuly 11, 2018 2:04 pm

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