Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Love Your Life (My one piece of advice)


Life can be hard.  It can be good.  Sometimes it is messy.  Or peaceful.  Full of joy, full of heartache.

And let me say it loud and clear -- some things in our lives are downright ugly.

But let me also say loud and clear -- it is beautiful.  It is a gift.  It is ours and we are free to do with it what we want.

You might think, "Yeah, but you don't know my life..."

You are right. I don't.  But I do know my friend who witnessed her parents and brother murdered before her eyes when she was ten.  Life was hard, IS hard, but she smiles every single day.  She laughs.  She loves those around her.  She enjoys life -- her life, with all its complexities.

And my other friend -- one who just got diagnosed with a terminal illness, way too early in life to be faced with what that means.  And yet she LIVES. She struggles, for sure, but then she gets on the phone and laughs and makes plans and enjoys her time with those around her.

There are so many others, friends and acquaintances and friends of friends who have shown me what the power of mind over matter -- thoughts over circumstances -- can do.

So, my one piece of advice?  Love your life. Yes, YOURS.  With all its ups and downs.  It is the only one you've got, so make the most of it.


Linking up with Jenni for the Blog Every Day in May challenge

10 comments:

  1. So VERY VERY true, Tiffany... and such WONDERFUL advice! It doesn't matter how many challenges has, nor does it matter if they're bigger or better than anyone else's challenges. They're all part of the story of ME. God wrote the book.... I just live it

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  2. Great advice! I spent lots and lots of years quite unhappy with many things but now that I'm starting to get a little older (I'm 24 now, still not old by any means but starting to feel like a grown up, just about!) I'm learning to be happy with what I have :)

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    1. Hehehe, we all have that 'now I'm a grown up -- wow!' phase. I think I am still going through mine at 30 ;) But yes, be happy with what you have. THAT'S what it is about!

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  3. I so agree! ..every day is SO precious and valuable!!

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  4. Thank you for the reminder! It's so important to align yourself with positive people- that's why I married my husband :)

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    1. Glad you got a winner! Me too. We are blessed :)

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  5. Love this post! It's so easy to get bogged down in the things that we're unhappy about, but most of the time, that does nothing but make us feel worse. Love your advice - it's something we should all strive to do!

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    1. YES! There are some things we can change -- so change them. But there are some things we cannot change -- so we accept them and focus on the good. It isn't always easy, but it is the best way.

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