Just live the little things.
This is what I would tell my younger self.
Growing up, I always looked forward to the next best thing. The next phase of my life when I’d graduated from high school, went to college, got a new car, traveled, got married and etc.. I would literally check mark when each thing on my “list” happened. I did that so much that I feel as if I started to miss out on just living in the moment. I was constantly wishing and dreaming for the next “best thing”.
When we are always looking forward to “the next best thing”, when will we ever truly live in the present?
Cherish those friends, because one day they will no longer be. Cherish your family, because one day your relationship might change.
If someone had told me ten years ago that my life would have turned out the way it is now, I probably would not have believe them; because then years ago, my life was a whole lot different.
In the past ten years, I have gotten married, had two children, moved away, gained weight, lost weight, made friends, and lost some friends. A lot more has happened, but this is just a snippet.
One cannot go back in the past to change things. Sure there are lots of things I wish I had handled differently that resulted in broken friendships/relationships, but all I can do is learn and move on with my life.
So many things happen in life that we simply cannot control. It is not about all of the horrible things that happen to us, but it is about how we handle the situations and what we learn from them.
Just live the little things. This is what I would tell my younger self.
Now that I’m older and wiser (at least I think I am…LOL), I am living the little things to the fullest!