Dream big. Do not let self pity encapsulate you into the heavy burdened world you cannot see the light from. Do not take the people, or things, you have for granted no matter how annoying, hurtful, or absolutely wonderful they may be. Do not let your fears limit you. Do not let your pride get the best of you. Being happy is a choice, and a fight. Love yourself, and love others. Be patient with what you want. Once you’ve hit rock bottom, you can only go up. Life is about growing up and learning (not comfort). Understand as well as believe that the biggest risks in your life are the ones you will never take.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”—from A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson