NOVEMBER?! Already??!! Where has 2018 gone? It feels like I’ve blinked and missed half the year! It’s been a bit of a whirlwind, to be honest. Had some amazing times, and some really rubbish times too. That’s just how life goes though I suppose! It’s like a never-ending roller coaster, full of ups and downs, twists and turns, and constantly changing.
But, I don’t think I’d change a thing. Yeah sure, it would be nice to be financially better off, or own my own home, or drive a flashy car, but they’re material things. What truly matters in life, aren’t possessions, or status symbols. Basic things like a home, food and water, heating and clothes, are essential things. Most of which, many of us take for granted. We’re always wanting more, and more. For example, wanting the latest things, like iPhones, or designer labels. But for what? It doesn’t matter if a phone costs £10 or £1000, as long as they do what you need them to, it doesn’t have to be the latest fancy gadget. Likewise, a pair of £5 jeans, are equally as good as a pair of £50 jeans. They cover your legs and keep you warm. Most likely, are the same pair, just with a fancy label attached to one pair of them, and a zero or 2 added to the price tag. I honestly don’t understand the obsession with designer labels, never have and never will. I think the most expensive labels I’ve ever had, are Nike trainers! Even then, they were bought in a sale! I actually have no idea where this post is going, to be honest, haha, I didn’t really have a plan set out as to what I was going to write about, I literally just jumped on and started writing….
I guess what I’m trying to say, in a really roundabout way, is that we should always be thankful for what we have in life; stop wanting more and more and more. Whilst we spend so much time focusing on the things we don’t have, we don’t make the most of the things we do have. Same goes for people in our lives, never take anyone for granted, because tomorrow is never promised. Make that call, send that text, tell that someone you love them. Don’t put off until tomorrow, something that you can do today. Tomorrow may never come. Hold those you love close, make the most of every moment you spend together. Make memories, every single day. Take a leap of faith, do something that scares you. If you’re given an opportunity, take it. When one door closes, don’t feel disheartened. Another will open, you just need to turn around and find it. It could lead to even better things than what was behind the closed door. Life is for living. Grasp it with both hands, and don’t be afraid.
No, I don’t have it all, but I have all I need. A warm home, my little family, food, water, and mostly my health. Sure there are things I want, who doesn’t? But I don’t need anything more than I already have.
Live. Love. Laugh.