How to make a BEAUTIFUL life

For my birthday (back in March) my mom gave me this card. To be honest, most cards, I end up throwing away after reading because lets face it, my husband already wants to kill me for the "things" I insist I'll want one day. =) But this one, it's without a doubt a keeper. With mothers day only a few days away I thought I'd share what this card says because it's something to know. It's something to realize and remember.


Love yourself.
Make peace with who you are and where you are at this moment in time.
Listen to your heart.
If you can't hear what it's saying in this noisy world, make time for yourself.
Enjoy your own company.
Let your mind wander among the stars.
Take chances.
Make mistakes.
Life can be messy and confusing at times, but it's also full of surprises.
The next rock in your path might be a stepping-stone.
Be happy.
When you don't have what you want, want what you have.
Make do.
That's a well-kept secret of contentment.
There aren't any shortcuts to tomorrow.
You have to make your own way.
To know where you're going is only part of it.
You need to know where you've been, too.
And if you ever get lost, don't worry.
The people who love you will find you.
Count on it.
Life isn't days and years.
It's what you do with time and with all the goodness and grace that's inside you.
The kind of life you deserve!

That's all the card needed to say. I didn't need my mom to write a long message or tell me how much she loves me, because this said it. She has tried for so many years now to help me see my worth. To make me understand how special I am and how important my own life is. A mothers love is never ending. She worries about me as much now as she did when I was my kiddos ages. She is my best friend and she is why I am the woman I am today.



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