Stop trying to measure your happiness; just feel and cherish it whenever it arises and you won’t have to chase it. In time, happiness will become an old friend who’s always there for you even in the darkest of times to remind you that there is hope.
56. Laughing so hard, it goes silent.
I turned 40, three months ago, and I wanted to share a list I compiled; 40 THINGS in 40 years that I have learned.
What you earn you have to earn by showing the world that you are strong, confident, intelligent, and important.
“Faith should cost you something.”
When someone says, “It looks like you could use a hug,” and you could use a hug so bad you almost cry a single tear in gratitude.
I’ve been in rooms I never wanted to be in. I’ve sat with killers. Tight with nerves, I’ve felt the lifeless cold of a gun against my waist as I watched drugs deals go down that most folks only see in movies.
And to think, people go to film school for years and years to be able to make something this creative and tell a story this good.
Clean up the messes you make. Nothing gets a Tamagotchi’s wheels spinning like sitting in its own fecal matter for a few hours. Don’t be a jerk to your digipet or to yourself: if things are going poorly, fix them.
It’s often a pivotal and life-changing moment that leaves us re-evaluating the important things in life…the things we often otherwise take for granted.