For all of you who don’t know, I was a victim of an eating disorder all through high school and college. I say victim because I still suffer from it here and there even today. It’s a disease that never really goes away – it can haunt every thought you have, everything you do and every relationship you have – if you let it. Mine has come back with a roaring passion the last few months, but I’ve decided that I’m not going to let it have control anymore. I am in control of my life – you only have one after all, and you want to make it as happy and healthy as you can. So, for that reason, this is my motto from this day on:
“Today I will make a difference. I will begin by controlling my thoughts. A person is the product of his thoughts. I want to be happy and hopeful. Therefore, I will have thoughts that are happy and hopeful. I refuse to be victimized by my circumstances. I will not let petty inconveniences such as stoplights, long lines, and traffic jams be my masters. I will avoid negativism and gossip. Optimism will be my companion, and victory will be my hallmark. Today I will make a difference.
I will be grateful for the twenty-four hours that are before me. Time is a precious commodity. I refuse to allow what little time I have to be contaminated by self-pity, anxiety, or boredom. I will face this day with the joy of a child and the courage of a giant. I will drink each minute as though it is my last. When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever. While it is here, I will use it for loving and giving. Today I will make a difference.
I will not let past failures haunt me. Even though my life is scarred with mistakes, I refuse to rummage through my trash heap of failures. I will admit them. I will correct them. I will press on. Victoriously. No failure is fatal. It’s OK to stumble… . I will get up. It’s OK to fail… . I will rise again. Today I will make a difference.” – Max Lucado, Shaped by God
Keep the faith <3 I’ve learned, you only have one you & one life, treat it beautifully. Every minute you don’t is a moment wasted.