They say life begins at 40, well I’m way above 40 but as they say life is a dynamic and evolving phenomenon we all learn from. Today’s entry speaks of the lessons I have learned in my 45 years (and more to come) of existing in the so-called place called life.

  1. Life will be a reflection of what you expect out of it. Think negative and your life will just be as negative as you think it will be. Do the opposite.
  2. You attract what you want. So if you truly want something, claim it upon yourself that you already have it and it truly will. Not immediate though but trust that it will.
  3. Trust your gut feel.The human body has 2 brains. One housed in your skull and one in your stomach- that is why it is called “gut”. It biologically contains transmitters responsible for feelings similar to what we have in our brain.
  4. Always say “thank you” to circumstances and people. Be generous in gratitude, after all we will not be the way we are now if not because of what these circumstances and people have taught us- good or bad, there is always a lesson.
  5. Be generous with praise. It will not cost you a single cent.
  6. Be silent when rendering service to others, you will be rewarded a trillion-fold. In every good deed you do to others just remember that we are just paying it forward to the God we believe in who is all GOOD.
  7. Trust in the power of the universe giving you what is meant for you. It conspires with destiny to bring you what is meant for you.
  8. Never burn your bridges. It is indeed a small world after all.
  9. Stay grounded. Keep both feet on the ground. The more you stay grounded the more you will be lifted up.
  10. Personality can be modified. Character is indelible. You will know the difference when you are at the lowest point in your life.
  11. If you do not know the answer, always ask. It doesn’t make you any less of a person to not know everything.
  12. Peace is not the absence of noise. You know how real peace feels? It’s when you can keep still despite the turmoils in life.
  13. There is always something good in all of us. So never judge, unless you feel you are perfect which nobody is.
  14. Spend time with people who matter in your life. 15 minutes in a 24-hour period is not much. It’s the quality of the companionship that matters.
  15. Always be open to new possibilities. Remember that destiny finds a way to turn things around to lead you to where, who and what is meant for you. Never compare the past with what the present gives you. After all you might just be facing your destiny in your face. Take the chance. Life and love is all about taking risks. The best things in life happen unexpectedly. Enjoy it.
  16. Believe in love. Definition of which no one has ever explained accurately. You define what love is for you. In a world full of hate, love always exists and wins.
  17. Health is wealth. No return, no exchange so learn to deal with it and take care of it. Self-awareness is the key. Love yourself and most of all take care of yourself before you render the same to others.
  18. There are no mistakes in life ONLY lessons. A lesson will be repeated all over again and until we have learned from it we will never “advance” to the next step.
  19. Express your feelings freely and openly. We only have one life to live so give it your best shot. The more we avoid and run away from how we truly feel the more it will catch up on you.
  20. Live your life to EXPRESS and not to IMPRESS. Work for a cause and not for applause. You will be more blessed.
  21. Life is an echo. It always gets back to you. We get what we give.
  22. Gossip is cheap. It is indeed a virtue to not believe what you hear not unless it comes from the person himself/herself. You will be treasured for this.
  23. We are all worthy to be loved, to be happy and to have the best this world can and will offer. You matter.
  24. In whatever you do passion will differentiate you with those who are determined. Determination drives you but it’s passion that sustains you.
  25. No time is ever too late or too early. In all things you do, it’s the NOW that matters.
  26. Learn to forgive. It will release us from the experience and allow us to move forward. Put closure in issues that may have been dragging you down. Learn to let go.
  27. Learn to trust your INTUITION, our inner feeling. Avoid going against your better judgement or getting talked into things that just don’t feel right.
  28. Be careful in how you say things. Arrogance will get you nowhere. Humility will take you anywhere.
  29. Life is meant to be lived forward, never backward. Growth is inevitable. Never look back. Focus on the fact that the best is always meant to come.
  30. The older you get, the less you’ll care about what others will think of you, so just enjoy life and be YOU.

Our stability in our individuality happens in simplicity.  Only then can we achieve bliss and happiness– our much deserved Nirvana. 

So there I hope you have learned a thing or two from the lessons I have shared. Have a happy weekend! Oh and before I forget… Smile 🙂