Don’t Be Afraid To Live

Why is it we are programed to believe that what during the course of our lives that we are to strive toward a picture perfect life?  That we are to try and minimize our mistakes and try and come up with every possible solution before we make a decision?  But the truth is there is no such thing as a picture perfect life.  There is no such thing as perfection.  We all make mistakes, but its what we learn from these mistakes that truly makes us who we are.  It’s having to pick yourself up off the floor and dust yourself off that you really learn what you are made of, what you stand for and what matters to you most.  When we try to live our lives and not make waves - are we really living our lives or playing it safe?  We are all gonna love, disappoint and hurt people in our lives and the same is gonna be done to you.  Life is full of surprises and sometimes life just plain stinks cause it has been known to kick you when you are down and force you to hit rock bottom just to make sure you have learned your lesson.  But its when you have taken all the punches life has to give you - and you can look at life and smile and say “It’s gonna take a whole lot more than that to keep me down!!!”   

Sometimes we need to fall down to realize how high we can go, sometimes we need to sleep before we truly know what it is to be awake, sometimes we need to break before we can be grateful for being whole, sometimes we need to quit in order to find real victory, and sometimes we need to let go, in order for the pieces of your life to finally come together.  The only person who can change your life is you.  It took me a while before I really understood that I am responsible for me.  That my choices are my own and that as pathetic or as amazing as my life is - it is my own.  So I’m learning to live my life, and not sit on the sidelines.  How about you?  My new motto is live your life hard with no regrets.  And I’ve stopped trying to be perfect and not make mistakes cause I wouldn’t be half the person I am today had I not been knocked down as many times as I have.  So don’t be afraid to fail, be afraid to not live. 

Till next time,

Lisa