Growing up, all I ever wanted was to be older. The cycle of wanting to be the person I wasn't yet was never ending.
And then it hit me— we spend so much time focusing on the future. And don't get me wrong, it's great to make plans and to be excited about what life holds. But in looking at the future we tend to miss out on the present.
We spend our lives just looking for something else to come and once it does we're onto the next thing to wait for. We focus so much on the mainstream phases of life and we end up missing out on the little ones, and those are really the most important.
I've spent my whole life so far waiting and wishing. I've missed too many experiences and little pleasures just because I was hoping for something bigger to fulfill my heart.
That's not the way life works. I've stared to learn that a few wonderful days are nothing compared to hundreds of thrilling ones.
I've learned that the little things are enough to fill my heart with joy.
Taking the little moments for granted is something I've vowed to never do again.
I'll never again turn down a moment with the people I love, even when they're on my nerves. Because you never know when your last chance may be.
Forgiving people is never easy, but I'll try harder to do it more often. I know I don't have to forget what they did, but living life with a grudge is too big of a burden on my heart.
I won't waste even just one day. From now on, I'll forever take risks, be daring, and step out of my comfort zone. I'll never turn down an opportunity, I know how short this life is.