Friday, December 16, 2011

Get real. Right here, right now.

‎"Life comes with no guarantees, no timeouts, no second chances, you just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you, tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone's hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be kind and smile until your face hurts. Don't be afraid to fall in love, don’t be afraid to fall and most of all, live in the moment, every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back."

We need to live in the moment, be present, be here. We spend a lot of time worrying about tomorrow or the things we said today or yesterday and how we wish we could change the past. But the thing is, we can’t. We can’t change the things that have happened and for the most part, we can’t control the things that happen to us. What we can control? Is how we react and act in this moment, right here, right now. We need to make the active decision to make the best out of everything. To find the best in everything that life throws at us. We control our actions, our thoughts. We have the power to make things good, even when things aren't going our way.

"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person on how they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights."

We all look forward to big occasions, big moments, accomplishing big goals…but what it comes down to at the end of it all, are the little moments. The ones that build up the big ones. So stop focusing so much on finishing and actually realize what you are going through. The journey, what you're doing, moving forward, moving backwards, every bit of it. Enjoy what you are going through. Don't make it bad, don't make it anything. Just realize where you are and appreciate the fact that you've come this far. Feel happiness, feel pain. Stop and smell the flowers, stop rushing and take your time to understand where you are and really see and feel things. People these days are so afraid to feel, show emotion, be caring and kind. It's like anger and unhappiness are powerful, but they aren't. They hold you down, hold you back. You will never grow if you continue to carry around your baggage everywhere you go. People will see it on you, feel it. So let it go, be real, be appreciative, be emotional. Feel this moment right now, right here. Maybe you fail a few times before you succeed, that makes it all so much more worthwhile.

So be present to right here, right now, these words. They are the truth and I want you to realize this is real. Your life, your love, your failures and accomplishments, they make up the big picture. It isn’t always about the big things that matter, it’s the little steps, little leaps and little falls we take along the way. They are so important to remember. The little things are the most important. The small memories are always my favorite. The smallest of gestures tend to be the ones I remember the most. 

So feel alive, feel the moment, it’s here and it’s leaving quickly. So be real to your people, be true to yourself and always, always, always, listen before you speak. Get in your life and realize it's happening. Don't rush it, don't weigh it down. Just realize you're living it and it's beautiful.