Posted Thu Apr 11 2019 23:01:56 GMT+0000 (UTC)
It is never too late to start. Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I can only control what happens to me to a certain extent. What I CAN control is how I respond to things that happen to me or around me. This is by far the most important epiphany of my life. I made this realization around the age of twelve but continue to grapple with implementing it in my daily life. Sometimes it is easy to give in, to complain, and convince ourselves of our inherent helplessness. Our claims of helplessness and the blame we place on others are ideas that are easy to self reinforce and are a short term solution to our long term problems. It is time to awaken and realize, permanently, that these ideas do not define or confine us. They are personal, subtle barriers that play a role in all of our lives. Let today be the first day of the rest of your life, embrace the barriers you face, and live a beautiful life.