10 lessons life has taught me this year…

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This post might be premature as the year has not ended yet but no need to wait the end of the year to make review of what life has teached us.  As a matter of fact, first thing I learned is don’t always do things as they planned to be done. Sometimes, you have to break the patterns and do things differently.

2- God is Good All The Times. Never doubt this, whatever your circumstances may be, God is always good.

3-Be content with what you have now, dont wait for the future to enjoy life and what it has to offer.

4- Bless others. Don’t wait only on God’s blessings, you can also be a blessing for someone else. By being compassionate, helpful, encouraging, by speaking words of kindness, by praying for others.

5- “Never take someone for granted. Hold every person close to your heart because you might wake up one day and realize that you’ve lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting stones.”  This one is a good lesson that I will make sure to live by.

6- Through your walk with God, your faith might be tested. You have to be willing to make a giant leap of faith. God wants to help you but you might have to do something unusual or something that requires that you step out from your comfort zone. It might be a little hard, but the reward will be far greather than anything you’ve ever imagined.

7- Don’t take people’s point of view for granted, try to figure out things by yourself before making an opinion.

8- It is always good to review your priorities, renew your old thinking because as you grow up, you realize that things are not always as they seems to be or as they taught us it is. Don’t be afraid to step out of the crowd and fight for your beliefs because “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”

9- Nobody’s perfect. Don’t expect perfection from people, only God is perfect.

10- Life is not a road with one direction. This is one of the most important lessons I have learned this year.  As a child, our parents have paved the way for us, and as we grow up, society wants us to enter in the mold specially prepared for us. Well, let me tell you that you do not need to follow the world’s standards. Dont stress yourself with what your parents or society think you should do but rather what God has planned for you.  Because at the end, the achieved result is what matters.

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My two biggest mistakes

I have always lived and planned for the future, what I mean is all my objectives, all that I want to do are to be done in the future.  I want to have a car (in the future), I want to travel ( in the future) I want to write a book ( in the future) so what I failed to understand is that the future was in fact…yesterday.

Yes, by always projecting myself in the future, I have lost sight of what is important: live in the present.  The present moment is exactly where things are happening, where dreams come true, where objectives are accomplished.  I had that wrong idea that everything would be perfect in the future, everything would be settled, I would have the perfect job, the car, the house, etc etc…. but the fact is while I am dreaming of those things, I have failed to do what was important: work toward those goals in the present.  I didn’t thought that the future that I am talking about will slip away if I am not taking time to live in the present. I have forgotten that the NOW is all we’ve got. Who knows what will happen tomorrow (we ain’t psychics), only God knows.  We do not hold tomorrow, we only hold the present moment.

As I’ll be celebrating a new year soon, I come to rethink the way I live and my point of view about life. I want to enjoy every single moment, seize the opportunity when it comes and not wait for things to get perfect. I want to get rid of the old thinking and enjoy the life God has given me, not scarcely but plentifully (lovely word, isn’t it? 😉  )

Ok, the second mistake is that  I have that difficulty to finish what I start and it’s a burden in my personal life. I was in Spanish class, I quit for false reasons. I was learning how to drive, I quit for false reasons.  I am a fanatic of the saying: Never give up, but I seem to have a hard time practicing it.  I have thought about it and what I need is self-discipline. I know what I want, and where I want to go but I just need to follow the road and not skip to the next U-turn.

 I wrote up earlier that I was going to celebrate a new year, I’m turning 24 in a few days and I really want to take some time for me, rethink my priorities, a bit like a reset time. So do you have some suggestions about how I could celebrate? Your comments are welcome. 

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