The thing is when people are cut out of our lives, there are still pieces of them that remain.
Old photographs you try to hide, somehow ending up on your nightstand. Or clothes you find in the corner of your room that you wore at a specific moment in time with them.
Whenever I drive past a place where a memory was made, it’s like I am instantly brought back to that moment when I was with that person.
I can see my old self with them, just living a normal life.
I look back on those moments and wish that I could have told myself what I know now.
But that’s not how life works.
You are meant to go through situations in order to learn from them, as painful as they may be.
What you overcome is what helps you grow.
Grow as an individual, grow in experience, grow in love.
There will always be pieces of that person lingering within your life because they were once a major part of it.
Once you accept that and not let it weigh you down in your new life, that’s when you can truly move on.
It’s easy to let yourself fall into the grips of others.
Many people bring negativity around, in order to lessen your light.
The light that is your passions, dreams, and the unique traits that make you who you are.
You, the person reading this right now, are capable of changing this world and changing lives. Whatever purpose you want to fulfill in your life, you will do it.
You have that light, trust me, you do.
It kills me when I hear people say they cannot do something because they fear the judgment of others or they believe it won’t give them immediate satisfaction/success they yearn for.
This is what hinders you from truly shining brightly.
Go for whatever the hell you want to do. It can be the craziest and most unpredictable thing but if it gives you that motivation to live life to the absolute fullest, go for it.
If it brings you happiness, do it.
If you have a true passion for it, do it.
Forget about all of the fears or judgments.
This is your life. Live it boldly. In whatever way you want.
Have you said I love you to your mom, your dad, your brother, your best friend, your boyfriend/girlfriend, or any of your loved ones, today?
If you haven’t, tell them.
Pick up that phone and call them.
You never know when it may be the last time you will say those words. Whether something happens to you or the people you love, as awful as that may sound.
Life is so precious, all it takes is one accident or one thing to go wrong.
You never know what life can bring you and you have to be prepared.
Saying I love you may not seem like the biggest gesture in the world but it goes a long way.
Plus, saying I love you never hurts. It shows appreciation for the people in your life and I guarantee it brings a smile to their face.
Whenever I am about to hang up the phone, I always make sure to say I love you. Sometimes I don’t even realize I say it because it has become so habitual.
So go tell the people who mean everything to you that you love them. I promise you will not regret it.