Someone once told me, “If you don’t do what you want to now, you may not get to later.” Seems pretty simple, right? But how often do we actually do that?
I’ve only met a few people who can honestly tell me that they don’t have any regrets. I can’t say that I’m one of those people, though. I’m not the type of person who can act on something and ask questions later. “Better to ask forgiveness than permission.” - Brom from Eragon. Nope.. just not me. I’ve pulled out a few random tricks, but for the most part I’m just living the safest way possible. In fact, numerous times, this year alone, I’ve been told such things like, “live more dangerously” and, “get out of you comfort zone.” As long as I’m having fun, which I am most of the time, I’m content. I’m not a risk taker and that’s alright with me.
I frequently ask myself, “couldn’t I end up regretting something I didn’t do? The answer is yes, of course because I have, in fact, done that. I’ve been down both roads of regret and have decided that I think I’d rather regret doing something than not doing it. That doesn’t mean I’ll jump at any opportunity, but I’ve decided that if I think about it all the time, maybe it’s worth it. I can’t remember where I read this quote but, “Don’t ever give up on something or someone you can’t stop thinking about,” seems to be my life motto these days.
“You’re so mean when you talk about yourself, you are wrong. Change the voices in your head, make them like you instead. So complicated, look how big you’ll make it, filled with so much hatred, such a tired game. It’s enough, I’ve done all I can think of, chased down all my demons. Let’s see you do same.”—-P!nk - “Fuckin’ Perfect”
Josiah Viera is just 27 inches tall and weighs 15 pounds. He has a genetic disease called Progeria, meaning “prematurely old.” He dreams to play on an organized baseball team in his hometown of Hegins, Pa. Tom Rinaldi documents Josiah’s incredible journey.
We all have things we are thankful for. Maybe friends, maybe family. But sometimes things can get the best of us and even on Thanksgiving, we can be more upset than ever. We have to keep in mind though, that there’s always something to be thankful for.
What am I thankful for?
I’m thankful for a loving God who will always have my back.
I’m thankful for the many friends I’ve been so blessed to have in my life.
I’m thankful for my new camera (kinda selfish huh?) :P
I’m thankful for a family that, even through extreme hardships, has managed to pull through and support me (somewhat) in the life I want to live.
I’m thankful for the talents God has blessed me with.
I’m thankful for love, even though it’s very hard to find.
In fact, I’m even thankful that love is hard to find. It makes it more remarkable and outstanding.
So what are you guys thankful for? I’m sure there are even more things I’m thankful for and more detail to what I’ve already listed. But these things have been on my mind today, and I thought I’d share!