3 THINGS I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS 20 YEARS OLD

LIFE MOVES SWIFTLYI wish I had realized how swiftly life moves. Like most 20 year olds, I somehow thought life would go on forever. I saw people in their 30s, 40s, even 60s and above and never pictured that I would be “one of them.” I took life for granted. I never thought about my own mortality. I got caught up in the fast track and the busyness of life. As I look back, I wish I had taken more time to enjoy and appreciate each day. I now realize I missed so much and I regret it. I wish … Continue reading 3 THINGS I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS 20 YEARS OLD

WHAT IS LIFE? IS IT A GIFT?

The little boy said to his grandpa,”Grandpa, what is life?”Grandpa thought for a moment,went to his bedroom,and came back with a small box.He handed the box to his grandsonand said, “This is a gift box.I want you to have it.”His grandson took the box andwas surprised when he opened it.”It’s empty,” he said.”That’s right,” grandpa replied.”You see, everyone gets one free gift box. But there’s one problem.The box is empty.And when people get their gift boxmany do what you just did.They’re surprised and disappointedthat their gift box is empty.They simply don’t know what to dowith an empty box.Sometimes they just … Continue reading WHAT IS LIFE? IS IT A GIFT?

GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE AND GROW: 10 KEYS TO PERSONAL GROWTH

1. Nothing grows in a comfort zone. You can only grow ifyou work on self-awareness and be willing to change.2. Plan to grow your entire life. Never stop learning.Success and happiness in life is measured not by how much you achieve in life but by how much you grow as a person.3. Whereas some experiences in life will bring you challenges and some will bring you joy, allexperiences have the potential to bring you growth.4. Never compare yourself to other people. You will experience disappointment. Only compare yourselfto the person you used to be.5. To know yourself is knowledge. To … Continue reading GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE AND GROW: 10 KEYS TO PERSONAL GROWTH

HOW TO HEAL A HURTING HEART

There are many things that causea heart to hurt.It can hurt from unkind words.Disappointment and failurecan be painful experiences.Separation and losscan be heart damaging.Rejection can cause wounds.Mistakes can cause painful regret.Loneliness can bring heartache.Abuse is shattering.Even little things can cause big hurts.But when the heart hurts, even breaks,there are ways to heal it.Remind yourself that a broken heartis not a broken life.It is not a broken dream.A heart filled with pain does notdestroy your inner goodness.It does not destroy your strengthto survive.You are still whole.Remember that the human body,including a hurting heart,is equipped to heal.Allow it to happen.Don’t pick at … Continue reading HOW TO HEAL A HURTING HEART