"If you feel like it, listen to someone who has abandoned the "right" but the unhappy road, finding happiness on the dusty and dirt roads of life.
If you do a job you hate, look around, get informed, study, look for another one. If you find a job you love, you will never work again in your life.
If you have people around you who have nothing but negativity to offer you, surround yourself with new, different people, similar to you. Be the one to choose who you let into your life, don't keep the door wide open to everyone who comes through.
If you don't like where you live, go somewhere else! The roots are in your head, you are not a tree. And remember that life doesn't have to be constantly suffering. Don't listen to those who tell you to bear the cross, lower your head, and obey. Don't listen to those who call you spoiled, ungrateful, and deluded. If you have a functioning body if you are free, and if you have time in front of you, you have everything you need to choose to be happy.
Eat, tastefully, and together.
Make dinner for the people you love. Offer tea to a friend you haven't seen in a long time. Turn off your cell phone when you sit at the table. Eat, drink and talk, looking people in the eye.
Live, let yourself go.
Let yourself be carried away by the wind currents of life. Sometimes they will carry you to the warmth, sometimes to the cold, sometimes they will make you fly, sometimes they will make you crash. But that's the beauty of it; only then will you see all the nuances of this life up close.
And let it go. Please let go.
The hatred, the annoyances, the paranoia, the doubts, the expectations, the disappointments. The excuses you have never received. Forgive, forgive, and look forward. Accept that life isn't always fair. But remember, you can always make it happy.
And then travel.
With your legs and your mind, running and slowly, in the world and from home. Fall madly in love with this world. When you have no more time, you will only have memories. And you will remember all the places that moved you.
Fall in love, madly, and without limits.
Because it is not love if you have to hold it back and it doesn't make you do meaningless things. Like chasing someone you just met halfway across the world.
Love is a hurricane, it's a volcano, it's an explosion of life. Love does collateral damage, but it's worth it.
Fall in love with yourself.
Look in the mirror and give yourself a smile. You are not perfect, you have made a lot of mistakes... There are things about you that you never liked, but deep down you are not so bad. Those scars on your soul are a symbol of your uniqueness. Make peace with the person you see reflected in the mirror because she is the only one you will have to live with forever.
Finally, remember: maybe there is an afterlife, maybe there is Hell and Paradise. Maybe you will be reincarnated in a flower or in a squirrel. Maybe all that's left of you is a soul wandering the universe. But you can't know that, so when in doubt, take care of your time. Don't let the past haunt you, the past doesn't add up! Don't always think about the future, it's an unknown that you can't predict.
Make the most of the present, because it's all you have.
Fill it with beautiful things, the things that make you smile inside and out.
Those moments of pure life you'll never forget.
Fill it with happiness.
“ No person, no place, and nothing has any power over us, for 'we' are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.
_ Louise L. Hay
Article via Mangia-Vivi-Viaggia.