Happy Tuesday, my Lovers of Life!
Welcome to the day you realize how blessed and highly favored you really are. Today's Daily Word is dedicated to reflecting and moving onward! Thirty-two years ago from today, my mother gave birth to her final child: a baby boy, who most people told her she was crazy for even having... See, my mom was an older woman, struggling to get by when she decided to give birth to me, so not only were there economic disadvantages of having another child, but the risks were life threatening as well.
Needless to say, 32 years later, I give thanks everyday to my mom and her courage, for giving my life a chance! Each year around this time, I reflect on the good and the bad, and realize how far I came and how much further I have to go! They say hindsight is 20/20, so make sure that as you live your life, you are treating everyday like your birthday! Always reflect on where you've been, how you got there, and where you want to go!
Many times, we complain and wish things would be different, but I guarantee if you would just put your whole life into perspective, you would realize how blessed you really are. Everyday is
a bonus, so the fact that you are still here is a clear indication that you have purpose! Never take for granted the precious gift of life that you were given! Many people are not afforded the opportunities that you have readily at your disposal! Don't let your gifts go to waste! Take full advantage of your life and maximize your potential!
“Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.” -Yvonne Woon
“Reflect upon your present blessings - of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” -Charles Dickens
“We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness." -Unknown
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” -Robert Brault
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those.” -Michael Nolan
“Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.” -Dalai Lama
“Life is like a piano... what you get out of it depends on how you play it.” -Unknown
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Ash’Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. For more information, please visit his website, www.IamAshCash.com.