Living In Gratitude: 15 Ways To Live Life to the Fullest

As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do. – Zachary Scott

We only have one life to live. Below are some wise words of advice on how to make the most of each minute, each day, each year, so that we live our live to the fullest.

  1. The most important person in your life is the person who agreed to share their life with you. Treat them with the importance and appreciation they deserve.
  1. No one knows if they’ll a live a long life or a short. But either way, it pays to take care of yourself. Exercise, eat right, manage your stress, drink enough water, get 8 hours of sleep, floss your teeth. Your odds for a long, healthy life increase by doing all of these things.
  1. Stuff is just stuff. Don’t focus on acquiring material objects. Hold onto time and acquire experiences instead.

  1. Jealousy destroys relationships. Find people in your life that you can trust and who trust you.
  1. People always say, ’’Make sure you get a job doing what you love’’ but almost nobody has a job they love every day. Find a job that you love some days, can tolerate most days, and pays the bills. If you have a job you truly love, you are truly blessed.
  1. If you’re getting overwhelmed by life, take a deep breath, then take another. Try to relax. Focus on the present moment and savor all that is beautiful and comforting.
  1. Years go by in the blink of an eye. Really live life. Go places. Do things. Pack a bag and go wherever you can afford to go. See the world.

  1. Don’t take life so seriously. Even if things seem dark and hopeless, try to laugh at how ridiculous life can be.
  1. A true friend will come running if you call them at 2am. Everyone else is just an acquaintance.
  1. Children grow up way too fast. Make the most of the time you have with them.
  1. Nobody ever dies wishing they had worked more. Work hard, but don’t prioritize work over family, friends or yourself.
  1. Don’t take anyone else’s advice as gospel. Ask advice from those you respect, then take your situation into consideration and make your own decision.
  1. We have one time on this earth. Don’t wake up and realize that you are 60 years old and haven’t done the things you dreamed about.
  1. Appreciate the small things and try to be present in the moment. The greatest pleasures can be found in the most ordinary of activities. Those are the moments to hold onto.
  1. When you meet someone for the first time, stop and realize that you really know nothing about them. You see race, gender, age, clothes. Forget it all. You know nothing. Those biased assumptions that pop into your head because of the way your brain likes categories are limiting your life as well as others.

May your day be filled with gratitude and good things!

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