BG by Christina: Inner Beauty | It's My Birthday!!! + 26 Life Lessons

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Inner Beauty | It's My Birthday!!! + 26 Life Lessons

Hi friends!

It's my birthday! YAY! YAY! YAY!
(It was actually yesterday, but let's pretend!)

I love birthdays, I always have. I think everyone loves their birthday, but I mean all birthdays! I love feeling special and being able to make others feel special. I feel like the whole month of June is full of surprises for me! Who doesn't love that?!

 I thought it would be fun to share 26 life lessons that I've come across so far. I hope you enjoy and have a lovely day!

1. Love really is the answer.
Love as much as you can, when you can. Even if it's romantic love that doesn't work out, love given is never wasted. Love outlives time.

2. We get by with a little help from our friends.
We need people to believe in us when we don't believe in ourselves. Community is so important because it's a give and take of helping each in times of needs and multiplying joy in times of celebration!

3. Health is wealth.
Every day that you're feeling well and able to participate in daily life, is a good day. Health is a worthy priority and it's something we take for granted until we're unwell. 

4. Forgive yourself, forgive others.
Guilt is too heavy on the spirit. I've suffered from it my entire life and have to actively fight for peace by declaring forgiveness over myself and others who have hurt me. We have to accept forgiveness and show it to continue on with our lives as a better people, making better choices. 

5. You're never too old to wear a flower crown.
Or a bow, or an animal print, or whatever else you wanna wear! If you like it, wear it. Don't take it too seriously. 

6. Don't lose your heart to win someone else's.
Compromising your values and/or changing things that you like about yourself for someone else isn't worth it. It's more important to stay true to your soul and what you believe in.

7. Both angels and miracles are real.
Miracles happen every day and angels are among us.

8. At any point you can change your life.
You have the power to make important changes in your life. You never have to stay stuck. There are always things that you can do to improve a situation that you're in.

9. Anything that you imagine can exist.
Don't let anyone tell you that can't create or build something that you've imagined. Your imagination will help you weather many storms. 

10. The things that make you different are some of the best things about you.
Sometimes you're ridiculed for what sets you apart, but your uniqueness is beautiful and one-of-a-kind. You can't ever be replaced. 

11. Being brave does not mean not being afraid.
Some things in life are very scary and it's only normal to be afraid, but you can be brave and scared. What matters is finding the courage to do what you need to do even when it's scary.

12. Do something unpredictable every now and then.
Stand in the rain, get out on the dance floor, go for a skinny dip...

13. Kindess is always worth it.
It's not always easy to be kind, but you'll never regret the decision. Kindness shown is always kindness shared. 

14. We can't always see our beauty, but it's always there.
Sometimes it's hard to see beauty in ourselves and so easy to see it in others. When we see someone beautiful at work, at the grocery store, or on social media let that be a reminder that our beauty is also real to those who see and know us. 

15. You don't have to follow a timeline.
Every person's journey is so unique. There are no deadlines. Don't let societal pressures get to you and make you feel like you are behind schedule because there isn't one! 

16. Comparison is a waste of time.
Focus on your strengths and your life, don't get pulled into a life of comparison. The world needs what you have and no one else has the same light. 

17. The best kind of friends want what's best for you.
Jealousy and competition really has no place in  friendship. It's not possible to experience true friendship with someone who doesn't want what's best for you, or someone who can't cheer for you. 

18. God's grace is greater than any mistake.
Your past is just the past. God's grace can cover you and get you where you never dreamed of being able to go. 

19. Everyday magic is out there.
Sometimes you just have to look for it and believe in it before it appears. This can be as simple as having childlike awe for nature, or an extreme feeling of appreciation for something small!

20. Don't compromise your peace.
Whatever it may be, a certain situation or person, it's not worth stealing your peace. Try to remain calm so you can live in tranquility. 

21. Gratefulness changes everything. 
My days are better when I start them with a grateful heart and remember my blessings. Even in tough situations, just remembering your blessings in thankfulness can turn your mood around. 

22. Social media is just a highlight reel.
Don't let it drive you to live a life of comparison. Things are not always as they seem online. Most days we're only seeing the best of people's lives. No one if perfect and no one has a perfect life. 

23. It's the little things that mean the most. 
Sometimes, I find joy in the smallest things and moments. When I look back and reflect on my life, the sweet little things are what stand out the most.

24. Money is overvalued. 
Yes, money is needed to live on. However, I've always thought that people are too often shaped and moved & even intimidated by those who are wealthy and well-known. It's great to be successful and/or popular, it's just not that important in the big scheme of things.

25. Your opinion of you matters most.
Everyone will form their own opinions of you, but what matters most is what you think of yourself. 

26. Love your body.
Love it for all it does for you. Fight to love your body when it's the healthiest and strongest it can be. Work to make your body strong, not attractive or skinny or anything else. Work to make peace with your body!

What's your best piece of advice?!

Love,

Christina xx

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