Cherish Your Life
Anyone who knows me well knows how much I love to watch the sun set and rise.
I am infatuated with nature, and I really enjoy hiking. Today's message is about appreciation. As much as I talk about the pitfalls and obstacles in everyone's respective journey, it's really important to cherish your life.
There will be challenges. Like a mountain you have to hike, life is filled with ups and downs. Unexpected things will happen to you, but at the end of the day, as long as you keep climbing, you are moving forward. Regardless of the altitude, you are progressing! Whether you're at a peak or pitfall in life, you only lose if you stop walking altogether.
Without pain, there is no strength. Without struggle, growth is impossible. Without failures, you will never have the chance to learn anything. If you don't lose and learn to learn from losing, you'll never win!
At the end of the day, as long as you put in your part and keep climbing, God will do His part. Stay true to your faith, and I can promise you those peaks in life will be fully attainable!
I challenge you to go out and watch the sunset, and remember that life is full of incredible blessings.
For me, watching the sun set reminds me of how every day is another chance. Every day is another day to learn, to grow, and to succeed. Your life is full of purpose, so treat it that way!
When you wake up in each morning, remember that you are capable of great things.
You don't need a gigantic platform. You don't need to do something that everyone sees or even understands. You don't need a million people to pat you on the back. You just need to bring a smile to somebody's face. You just need to be yourself.
With that being said, I want you to embrace everything that you are, including your flaws and imperfections. Embrace your mistakes and embrace your life, no matter how messy it might seem at the moment. Embrace yourself, and remember that you are a being of change who is always capable of learning.
Life isn't always about what happens or doesn't happen for you. You are presented with choices every day, and although you won't always be able to control what happens, you can control how you enjoy life. You can control how you respond to things, and that can simple ability can either be your prison or your power.
Have the strength to push forward. Whatever you're going through, own it and embrace it! Stop running from yourself.
It all starts with you.