Sunday, May 29, 2016

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." ― Denis Waitley

I am so grateful and happy. Last week taught me some important lessons in life. It taught me to remain calm no matter what kind of stress I'm under. I don't think I succeeded 100%, but I know that I'm constantly trying. Trying to be a good human, trying to be hardworking, trying to care about people and myself. All you can do is try. Trying is putting your best effort into the things you care about. Nevertheless, it's hard to balance everything. It's hard to balance ambition, dreams and reality - and that is stressful. We know what stress is. But no matter where you're from, what you do, who you are, we must remind ourselves that there are people who live in poverty, famine, civil unrest, military dictatorship, harsh living and work conditions, etc. And we are so far away from that life.

I know the stresses that I face are nothing compared to the traumas in the world, but what I've experienced have been important lessons that have shaped me over the years. We all face our challenges and we just have to live life with our heads held high, with dignity and compassion. I will continue on this journey with a smile on my face and I want to experience this life with love, grace and gratitude. I feel joy flowing through my veins and I wanted to share my thoughts with you.

We are all human at the end of the day and we are in this together.

I want to thank everyone who was a part of this journey - you know who you are.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"The unexamined life is not worth living." ― Socrates