Stop and smell the roses is more than just an expression. It's a philosophy of life. So, when are you going to start living it?
We work, argue, stress out, with our heads stuck between what was and what will be. We are continually taking life for granted, but we're so busy we don't even notice it.
Never take today for granted, tomorrow might never come.
― Matt Vella
Life's a one-time offer; there's no replay or fast forward. You have to be present, or you'll miss the most critical moments, and before you know it, you'll wonder what the heck happened?
Instead of wasting your last years in regret, why not just start living now, this very moment?
While you might ask yourself, "What is this chick talking about" ask yourself, when was the last time you were thankful for being alive? For having friends or a great partner? When was the last time you stopped and said look: "I'm here, I am so lucky!"
Life is a precious gift - a gift we often take for granted until it is threatened.
Living life to the fullest is about being grateful, understanding that nothing lasts forever, and nothing will ever be perfect.
There's no need to put on a fake smile because life gives you plenty of reasons to smile. Even when times are hard and you feel hopeless, there are the smallest miracles around you. Replace self-pity with gratefulness, and you'll be able to handle anything life throws at you.
It's not a bad idea to occasionally spend a little time thinking about things you take for granted. Plain everyday things.
What does it mean to live your life to the fullest?
Disconnect from your phone and look at the world
Don't apologize for your dreams, goals, or ending toxic friendships
Celebrate each day as if it's your birthday
Stop asking others for permissions
Focus on your health, and don't obsess over calories
Pick a hobby that will spark your creativity
Accept that happiness is choice
Believe in something bigger than yourself, but don't overanalyze it
Stand up for your truth
Do a charity challenge
Join a book club, chess club, or start playing an instrument
Make your food, and be grateful for each bite
Love yourself unconditionally
Get a tattoo, dress up, whatever makes you feel more authentic, but don't explain
Face your fears
Celebrate you're here, your body, your mind, and soul
Tell people you love them
Be mindful, aware, and grateful
Now, watch your life turn into something bigger than you ever imagined…