Today I turned 29 years old. This birthday was different than others in the fact this is the first birthday in my adulthood where I was actually happy to be alive. 2 years ago I was a month away from weight loss surgery and miserable, last year I was just finishing up intensive outpatient therapy and even more unhappy than the year prior. This birthday felt different, for once I was embrace the fact that I was a year older and enjoyed the fact that I got to spend time with my friends and family. Tonight I want to share what life has taught me during my 29 years on this Earth.
Your life counts. You are here for a reason and it is up to you to make the most of your life.
Love your body no matter what. It is your body and it is the only one you will have. Take good care of it.
It’s better to forgive and forget than to hold a grudge for the rest of your life.
It’s okay to cry. Tears clean our eyes and make things clearer for us to see the big picture.
No goal is too big.
Love yourself and others whether or not they love you back.
Remember where you are now is not where you will remain forever. It’s just part of your life journey.
Money doesn’t always buy happiness, sure it makes things easier but it should not be the deciding factor in your happiness.
Inspiration and motivation are everywhere you look.
Don’t live in the past or the future. Live just for today, because that may be all you have.
Dreams really can come true. Hard work does pay off.
Daily Inspirational Quote: “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” ~Albert Ellis