Don’t forget where you came from, where you’ve been, and what you have. Our roots don’t define who we are, but even the darkest paths have the brightest endings. And we have lots to celebrate, lots to be grateful for, and lots to embrace that’s worth remembering. Where we go will be even sweeter if we remember where we’ve been and appreciate where we are. Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.
Sometimes life can feel like a game of pluses and minuses. If something good happens and then something bad happens, they cancel each other out. But if we climb a bit higher and look out the window, we might see a completely different view: that no matter what has happened or what will happen, no matter what we have or don’t have, there is so much to be thankful for. And if we can teach ourselves to always look at our life through that lens, we’ll realise that life might be a game of pluses and minuses, but the pluses always win.
The richest person is not the one who has the most. But the one who needs the least. The one who can turn less into more. The one who realises that even when we have more, we’ll still want more. We can become so fixated on our addictions to having more that we never truly appreciate what we have. But riches don’t always translate to materiality. We can be rich in love, in knowledge, in strength. And that only comes through living, not accumulating. We don’t need that much. In the end, it will only weigh us down.