Life's Too Short

Life's too short to be unhappy. It's too short to be stuffing around not doing what you really want. It's too short not to send that text, write that email or make that phone call to say 'Hi' to someone. It's too short not to go out with your friends for a drink.

It's too short to keep working in a job where the only thing going for it is the paycheck. Money can certainly make you comfortable, and it can buy you things that make you happy, but in the long run most of us could still be happy with a lot less than we have, we just need to realise that. Your bank balance doesn't mean much when you're dead.

Life's too short to have issues and hangups and to go around worrying what everyone else thinks of you all the time. Make the decision to show your issues the door. It may not be easy, it may not be quick, but the only person who can get rid of them is you, and you have to really want to and make a conscious (and constant) decision to do so. Stop blaming things on others and take control of your own life. Stop expecting people to give you what you want, instead go out and get it yourself. The only person you have control of is yourself.

Life's too short to be unhappy with who you are. It's time to take a good look at yourself and acknowledge the good things about you. It's time to be proud of the person you are and the great things you have to offer. If you see something negative then resolve to change it rather than cry over it. Always be willing to acknowledge mistakes to others and attempt to make amends.

It's time to realise that other people act the way they do for their own reasons, most of which have nothing to do with you, so stop reading into every little thing people do (or don't do) and say. It's time to start accepting other people for who they are.

Life is too short. So start living the life you want to live instead of the one you think you should.

by Lisa Frost

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