“Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one is watching.”
~ Satchel Paige

There are no guarantees in life, but I think that is what makes it so interesting! There is so much life has to offer. There is an abundance of hope, challenges, opportunities, uncertainties, experiences, and more. And if there is one thing I have learned so far, it is that your perception is a powerful thing.

“Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”
~ William James

One person can have a set of events happen to them and feel overwhelmed, fearful, stressed, and full of anxiety. But those same events can happen to another person who views them as a challenge, an opportunity to succeed, and becomes energized. How you choose to perceive things going on, in and around your life, makes a world of difference.

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
~ John Lennon

There will always be setbacks and unexpected things that happen along the way. The perfectionist side of me used to get so frustrated when I felt that things did not go as I had planned. Only when I realized and accepted the paradox that things could only be perfect if things were not perfect is when I began to enjoy the little things more, and to appreciate both the smooth sailings as well as the bumps along the way.

“The only certainty is that nothing is certain.”
~ Pliny the Elder

Many of the achievements in my life that I am most proud of were a result of me being pushed, not knowing if I would succeed, or whether I would like or dislike something. I have learned from both my successes and failures. If we want a warranty, we can buy one when we purchase an appliance. Life has no such assurances, but we cannot let that stop us from living life to the fullest!

I wish you the very best in your journey!