You can be anyone and still be happy. You can be anywhere and still be happy. You can do anything and still be happy. There are no set ingredients and no set recipes for happiness. No matter what family you’re born into, what your past looks like or what mistakes you’ve made, you can still be happy. It’s about being true to who you are, being grateful for what you have and being hopeful for what is to come. Be who you want to be and do what you want to do, and happiness will not be far behind.
You’re never too old to start something new. You’re never too old to start something again. It’s just the beginning, wherever you are. Life should be a pile of tickets, not a set of barriers. We can do anything, be anything, go anywhere. Our journey doesn’t have to be a straight line – and most likely it won’t be. Just go for it. Live as hard as you can.
We won’t always be in a place we want to stay; we may be itching to get out of there as soon as we can. But there’s beauty, possibility and experience in every corner wherever you are, as much as anywhere else, if you look for it. Look, listen and feel. Explore, discover and uncover the treasures. Be all there. Appreciate where you are. Only then should you be content to move on.
How wonderful is it that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world ~ Anne Frank
Quote of the day.
Not all who wander are lost. But even wandering has purpose. Where are you headed? Because the direction we choose to head in will lead us to the place we end up in. What does that place look like? It’s hard to know which direction is the right one. And we naturally change our minds all the time. But it’s important to realise that we do not need to follow the rules, the expectations, the norm or the easy. We need to follow our heart, no matter how thorny, overwhelming, difficult or lonely it may seem. Because even if it turns out to be all those things, even if the destination is nothing like we imagined, and even if we change our mind, at least we sacrifice that yearning inside. Our heart will always lead us to where we’re meant to be.