Friday, August 20, 2010

How to Make a Beautiful Life

Love yourself.
Make peace with who you are and where you are in this moment in time.
Listen to your heart.
If you can't hear what it's saying in this noisy world,
Make Time for yourself.
Enjoy your own company.
Let your mind wander among the stars.
Take chances.
Make mistakes.
Life can be messy and confusing at times,
but it's also full of surprises.
The next rock in your path might be a stepping stone.
Be happy.
When you don't have what you want, want what you have.
Make do.
That's a well-kept secret of contentment.
There aren't any shortcuts to tomorrow.
You have to make your own way.
To know where you're going if only a part of it.
You need to know where you've been, too.
And if you ever get lost, don't worry.
The people who love you will find you.
Count on it.
Life isn't days and years.
It's what you do with time and with all the goodness and grace that's inside you.
Make a beautiful life...
the kind of life you deserve.

These words aren't mine...they came from a birthday card I received from my second set of parents, my mother and father-in-law. I appreciated reading them in July, and I appreciated re-reading them so much today that I wanted to share. I hope my dear friends and family are making beautiful lives for themselves. I know I'm going to do my best to do it for myself every day.

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