I’m 29 years old today. Thank you Lord for bringing me this far.
My birthday motivates me to do better. A person should never stop improving themselves. We should always want more out of life whether it is to be healthier, have a better career, etc. because there is always more to do. At the same time, we must be satisfied with what we have. Now, being satisfied does not mean to become comfortable because then you will stop “moving and shaking” and nothing will come out of that. It is better to be happy with what you have now while working toward something much better.
If we focus on what we have and not what we do not have, we’ll will be much happier.
Realise that not all movement is progress. When stress and tension and chaos surround you, pause for a moment and relax. The best time to take a deep breath is when you don’t have time for it. Select a specific challenge, deal with it, and then move calmly and confidently to the next. When you’re being pulled in multiple directions at once, take time to remember what you value most. Focus on what’s most important to you and you’ll naturally direct your greatest energy to the right source. Life is filled with either problems or possibilities. What you see is what you choose to see. On the surface life can seem tumultuous and perplexing, yet deep inside, where it truly matters, life is what you make of it. Choose to see beyond the problems to the possibilities that await your attention.
The death of my father just makes me want to work harder. All he ever wanted was for me to be happy and be successful. He’s always told me to never let anyone take advantage of me and that if I want something, well I’ll just have to take it.