Realization #1.
Life happens.  You can either love it or hate it. The choice is up to you.

Realization #2
You can't constantly try to make everyone else happy because that is impossible.  You cannot please everyone no matter how hard you try and you will feel empty for doing it.  Make yourself happy.  Being happy with yourself is the only way to live an enjoyable life.

Realization #3
Things do happen for a reason.  I believe that there is a reason for everything.  We may not know the reason...but there is a reason nonetheless and maybe someday we'll find out the reason....but maybe not.

Realization #4
Little things make all the difference.  A phone call can really turn your day around.

Realization #5
As I learned from the movie 500 days with Summer.  You can learn from relationships.  Everything might not end up the way you pictured it, but that's okay, if you learned the lesson you needed to learn.

Realization #6
Hugs make you feel better.  

Realization #7
Communication is key.  Communication isn't just about the words you say, but it's about the emotion that you're trying to convey.  Lots of time people say something, but mean the opposite.  You can tell by the tone in their voice and the look in their eyes.  Eyes don't lie.

Realization #8
Thou shall not judge.  Judging ruins everything.  You have no right to judge someone else because you don't know their story, their background, or what goes on in the inside.

Realization #9
More people love you than you realize.  Everyone has those lonely days, but it's just a trick.  People do love you, they just might not tell you every minute of every day because that's impossible.

Realization #10
We have agency.  We need to face the consequences of our choices whether good or bad.  Other people have agency too.  Sometime their consequences affect our lives for better or for worse.  We get to choose if we want to grow from those experiences or become bitter.

Realization #11
You can choose to be happy.  You can choose to be sad.  It really is entirely up to you...

Realization #12
Life is the most wonderful thing.  Don't forget to live it up.

1 comment:

Amanda Lyman said...

Aw. Thanks for posting this. I needed to read some of them! Love ya girlie! So good to talk to you the other day! :)