If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...
Every day you wake up is the start of a new beginning, a second chance. You can choose how you want to spend your day – happy, sad, frustrated or angry. Are you going to follow your dreams, your passions or are you going to go through the drudgery of the day, as you have done in previous times?
Dream big, really big. Follow your dreams, your heart, your passion. Make something of yourself. Why should you not? Put your dreams out to the universe and it will conspire to make them happen. Never lose sight of your dreams and give in to mediocrity.
Complain less and appreciate more. You will find you have more to appreciate. You cannot change what has happened and complaining will keep you miserable.
Smile, laugh, give out good vibrations, share your happiness, it’s contagious. Feel blessed that you have a roof over your head, food in your fridge, clothes in your wardrobe and a family that loves you. Appreciate everything you have, for there are those who don’t have what you have.
Be creative, find things that make you feel good. Come alive making things of value. Be happy, doing what you do.
Enjoy the little things, see and smell the flowers, blue skies and sunshine. Listen for the wind in the trees and the laughter of children. Soak it all in. It looks, feels, smells and sounds great and costs nothing.
Don’t judge people as you have no idea what they are going through. Look for the good in everyone you meet and praise it. Help others without any expectation of anything in return. Practice random acts of kindness, one at a time.
Be with people who make you laugh, who understand you, love you for who you are, not what you are or who you might be.
Live life on your own terms, do what you want. Don’t fear those who think you are crazy. Life is for living, enjoy it your way without comparing yourself to others. You are unique, so stop trying to be normal.
If opportunity isn’t knocking on your door, then go beyond your fears, step out of your comfort zone, learn whatever you can, whenever you can and start building doors for it to knock on. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes and do not let fear stop you from growing. Believe in yourself.
There is no such thing as failure, there are only learning curves. Find the lesson, learn from it and move on. You will be wiser.
When you think you are being rejected, take stock, are you really, or is because there a new direction to pursue. Don’t look back, appreciate what you still have and look into your new future.
When you think about giving up, look at what you have achieved. You have travelled a long road to be where you are now. One step in front of the other. Keep going. Even a stumble is a forward movement. You CAN do it.