Happy weekend, everybody. Well, it’s been a hell of a week. I think I’ve felt every emotion a person can possibly feel within a very short amount of time. I am exhausted!! Today I am looking forward to celebrating an early Mothers’ Day with my family and spending quality time with my husband and the Little Mister.
Here are some of the quotes that best sum up how I try to live my life (I find it impossible to narrow them down to just one).
Nothing in life is perfect. Nothing. But if you can find the beauty in the flaws that you have to work with, you’re going to be happier than if you hold out for the perfect thing/person/circumstance. They may never come along, but you can be happy and satisfied in the mean time if you have the right attitude.
There is always going to be someone out there who can do something better than you can do it. They might have a nicer house. They may have a cooler life style. They might seem faster, stronger, prettier, wittier and more successful. If you spend every waking moment bitching to yourself about how you don’t have it as good as somebody else, you’re going to miss out on the things that you do have. The things you’re good at. The things that make you happy, when you’re not so busy trying to decide if they’re as good as someone else’s. I try to find the joy in what I have, without asking myself if it’s as good as that guy’s over there. It really does make life happier.
This is something that inspires me to always try to improve myself as a person. It also tells me that I can be whatever I want to be – I have the rest of my life to figure it out – it’s never too late. It’s something I hope to teach the Little Mister one day. You don’t have to get stuck in one rut for all of your life. You can make changes whenever you need to keep evolving. In fact, I believe that’s what life is all about.
To me, love and quality of experiences is worth much more than having loads of assets or money in the bank. I have come across highly materialistic people in my life and it’s true, they do seem poor and I feel for them that they cannot see outside of what they’re worth financially. Too scared to spend a little or enjoy their lives outside of work.
Honestly, sometimes I think we overcomplicate our lives. When I feel out of sorts, nine times out of ten, it comes down to the fact that I’m tired or I need to remember how to use my sense of humour. If we all noticed that we just needed a little sleep and a laugh, the world would probably be a better place!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
What’s your favourite quote?
This post is part of the Blog Every Day In May challenge.