“Dare to be happy. Most people don’t allow themselves the luxury of being enthusiastic, light-hearted, inspired, relaxed, or happy…It seems that a great number of people are frightened at what a happy demeanor would look like to other people…This is a very unfortunate form of self-denial.”—Richard Carlson (via quote-book)
Your actions determine your character, and your character determines who you are as a person. Who will you be? How do you want to be viewed as a person? Are your actions in line with your heart? Are you proud of the kind of person you are, or have you let yourself down? If you have let yourself down, it’s okay. It is okay because you are not alone; we all do this sometimes. It is human nature. The important part of letting ourselves down is the decision to stand up again and to learn from thsese lessons. Some lessons will be big, some small. Be better next time, that’s all you have to do. But always, always, be you.
What you doing right now will not matter in fifty years. None of this matters. Not this blog. Not the game you are playing. Not the Facebook status you are reading. All of it, it is nothing. There is no meaning.
Go dig your toes into the warm sand, or watch the way the trees sway in the wind. Go for a walk, or maybe pick some flowers. Try a new recipe. Try something you have always been scared to do. Let go. Jump in. Read a book. Read a book that has pictures. Go explore.
But don’t sit here, not all day. Don’t let time slip past you. The entire universe is ours today, and tomorrow. It is begging us to dig in, to get lost, to try, to see, to unravel. Someday it will be too late, make sure you are smiling on that day.