How To Make A Beautiful Life

I was going through some papers the other day, and happened to find a birthday card that was given to me by my mother a couple of years ago. She gave it to me at a point in my life where everything was generally chaotic and completely upside down. I had more questions than answers, and I had no idea where I was going or what I was doing. I was working full time, attending university part time, mom to a pre-schooler and my husband had just died.

That one little card helped to give me a better sense of perspective on things. It was so beautiful and inspirational, that I thought I would share it on my blog – along with a bit thanks to my wonderful Mom for that particular card and for all she has always done, and continues to do for me…

How to Make a Beautiful Life: Reflections for a Daughter on Her Birthday…

Love yourself.
Make peace with who you are
and where you are
at this moment in time.

Listen to your heart.
If you can’t hear what it’s saying in this noisy world,
make time for yourself.
Enjoy your own company.
Let your mind wander among the stars.

Try.
Take chances.
Make mistakes.
Life can be messy
and confusing at times,
but it’s also full of surprises.
The next rock in your path
might be a stepping stone.

Be happy.
When you don’t have what you want,
want what you have.
Make do.
That’s a well-kept secret of contentment.

There aren’t any shortcuts to tomorrow.
You have to make your own way.
To know where you’re going
is only part of it.
You need to know where you’ve been, too.
And if you ever get lost, don’t worry.
The people who love you will find you.
Count on it.

Life isn’t days and years.
It’s what you do with time
and with all the goodness and grace
that’s inside you.
Make a beautiful life…
The kind of life you deserve.

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