R.E.S.P.E.C.T. find out what it means to me! I know there is no way you say that without singing the song. Respect. Maybe we are all guilty of thinking that this word is only ever in reference to someone else. Listen to your mum, respect your elders. Well I think none of that matters if you don’t show yourself some respect.
How do you have respect for others yet lack it for yourself? How will you know how to treat people? And if you already treat people with dignity and respect then why haven’t you done that for yourself? Aren’t you worth it?
If you don’t love yourself enough to keep yourself in the right places doing the right things and at the right time, then later on you will be looking back at your life, thinking ‘I wish I hadn’t.’
So life can get hard and stuff just gets real. Sometimes we just want to run away. Go be in an alternate universe even if it’s just for a few minutes. But what use is five minutes in the clouds if it means a lifetime in and out of hospital. I mean organ failure, cancer of all kinds and not to mention you being grumpy and boring all the time coz you’re not sober! What fun is having fun that you can’t remember?
My motto in life is three things. 1. You only live once. 2. Regret nothing and 3. Live laugh love. Yes, this is a LOL moment when you realize how young I am. However, these three statements are the best statements in the world. Let me tell you why.
- You only live once (YOLO). I don’t know why this has been everyone’s excuse to do stupid things. But for me this is my excuse to live my life to the fullest. I mean I only ever get one life, there isn’t a reset button or a round two. Only one shot to make my life memorable. There is no do over so I might as well do my best. I only get to be here, in this moment. Making this decision once, so why not make the best one?
- Regret nothing. This doesn’t mean walk around all proud and throw your hands in the air like you just don’t care. This means regret nothing. Ensure that when I am 89 and about to die I will be looking at my grandbabies and thinking to myself I would do it all over again. I have no regrets, I made great choices, I have great friends and ultimately I have a great life. This is heavier than you think. You see you have to be your best and at your best all the time. You can’t do drugs because you won’t live till your 89. And you won’t know you’re addicted to something until you try and stop and by that time it’s too late. And if you do live till your 89 you’re a cancer survivor and regret starting drugs in the first place. So regret nothing. Make sure that whatever choice you make, you stop and ask yourself if you will regret it one day.
- Live. Laugh. Love. Live- live to your fullest and to your very best. Laugh- 1st Thessalonians 5:16 be joyful always. Life is too short to be unhappy. Look for the things that make you smile. Laugh all the time. Love- love your neighbors as you love yourself. Love yourself enough to think highly of yourself. Don’t do drugs because well that isn’t loving yourself.