If for no other reason, do it for yourself.
If for no other reason, stand up now while there’s time to make a change. Take a step forward.
Do it now before the excuses come.
Think about this . . .
If there was a way you could start your entire life over, what would be the first thing you would do?
What would you get rid of?
What would you keep and what would you leave exactly as it is?
If for no other reason than simply this; you owe it to yourself to live the best life possible- If for no other reason than you deserve to live, to be happy, to be the best you possible, do something now before time escapes you
To have and to hold
In good times and bad
In sickness and in health
Until death do us part.
If for no other reason than to wake up one morning and smile at the sunrise and find yourself about to start your day.; there are no worries, there is no stress, and there are no anxieties that creep in; if for no other reason than to prove the lies we tell ourselves wrong and if for no other reason than to rise like the morning sun and see the birth of a new day on a new horizon, what choices would we make to change our life?
If all these things were possible, what would it look like to live in your life for just one day?
If all this were possible, what would you do if you had the chance to make this choice right now?
Think about this because the truth of the matter is this is all possible.
There are times when life hits me hard. There are times when I feel as though I cannot take another step or sustain another blow. There are days when it seems like the only news I get is bad news.
And, there are times when my doubt gets the better of me. There are times when I am not at my best and think about giving up.
I swear this is true
There are times when my fear takes over. There are times when my anxiety rages and the panic sets in. There are times when I look up at the sky and ask, “Dear God, why does my life have to be like this?”
In my darkest moments, admittedly, I considered the permanent solution to a temporary problem. In my darkest moments, admittedly, I considered hanging up and putting an end to it all.
There are times when the doubt and my depression have been so heavy upon my chest that I swore I could never fix me or change or step forward away from me or my past or present.
In all honesty, at the worst of my times, I found myself on my knees begging for God or anyone listening, “Please, just help me.”
Sometimes in life we have to look for the special thing. Sometimes we have to try and find that one thing we see that will inspire us or motivate us to to continue.
When you look around and you see yourself; or when you look at your reflection and you stare at yourself; when you look directly into your own eyes and you see you- you see yourself exactly as you believe you are- when you see your eyes and you see the pain and you feel this thing in your heart weeping like the strings of crying violins- look at yourself once more and know this: You are the most beautiful thing in this world
Know that the deception of your perception is a painful lie.
Know that you are perfectly constructed
You are perfectly engineered to live a good, strong, happy life.
When all seems doubtful and when the weight is on your chest, breathe first, then look to the heavens and realize, this is only a minute of your life. Know that one minute will change to the next. Know that you are capable. Know that you are able
Know that you are loved, wanted, needed, and desired in this world
Know that without you, a piece of someone else will die just because you are not around anymore.
Believe me, this is true
There are times when it seems like there is nothing else to do except jump. Life on life’s terms can be impossible- but it’s not impossible. Nothing can kill you except for death itself. And this things in your chest, that beating you feel from your heart; this is you and believe me, this is a very dependable thing.
I woke up one day in the face of a new change. I was afraid to be alone and afraid to live by myself. I was afraid that I would never find true love and afraid there was something wrong with me.
Eventually, the misery outweighed my fears to change.
Eventually, my unhappiness outweighed my fears to e on my own and eventually, I came to the decision that above anything else, I want to live my life to the best of my ability.
I had to come to the realization that moments are only temporary.
If for no other reason than to stand in the face of my depression and doubt and defy all the things, which I believed were against me, I had to make a choice to step forward.
And I did step forward . . .
I had to
And since that day, not a morning has passed when I am not up to see the sunrise just to remind myself, “You made it!”
Please don’t give up on yourself
One day, I saw my reflection and I asked myself, “When is it going to be my turn to have the life I want?”
As soon as I give myself permission to do it
That’s when my life changed in a way I never thought possible