Life Is Short

Life is short.

Don’t sweat small, stupid things. Live life the way you want, not the way someone else wants!

It’s your life, and only yours.

Go on a road trip or long drive and see where you end up, even if you don’t have a real location., splurge on everyone of your favorite foods like an unsupervised child, lounge in your PJ’s (who doesn’t like doing this) Make the most of the life you have because you only live once.

Let go.

Let go of the things that are stressing you out. Let go of the things you cannot control. Make one choice at a time as they come. Don’t make them all over night.   Don’t take control of difficult life situations and put yourself in a bad position. Let go and just relax. I know it’s hard for a lot of us, and I get that. But, if you want to live a heathier life, you need to try and let go of things that are stressing you out and that you can’t control.

Let loose.

Grab a bunch of your girlfriends for a Friday night out! Dance laugh until you cry and party like there’s no tomorrow! Sometimes, the best therapy you need when life gets extremely hard is a night out with your girls to just let loose and have fun. So, next time you need this, don’t wait, just do it!

Be happy and grateful for the things you have.

Even though our lives are not perfect, I encourage you to take a moment to be happy and grateful for everything you have. Food, clothes, a roof over your head etc. Be grateful for all of these things, a lot of families don’t have them! Smile more! Don’t let the darkest times in your life ruin your happiness.

When life throws you curve balls, put your trust in god.

I know there are a lot of my fellow writers going through difficult times right now. So, this one’s for you! In your most difficult choices, when you feel helpless like there’s nothing you can do, put your trust in god. When you feel like your life is messed up and you keep asking yourself, “why me.” Repeatedly, put your trust in god and know that things will get better. It may not feel like it right now, but they will. God has your back and knows you can handle any challenge that comes your way, big or small, easy or hard.


Cherish every single family and friend that love you know matter how messed up you are. Hold them tight, give them a hug, tell them you love them. Tomorrow is not promised, and you never know when their last day will be. Don’t take them for granted.


Laugh at every joke people tell you, even if it’s corny, stupid or lame. Laughter is the absolute best medicine. When people give it to you, take the dose.


You will learn new things from every singe person you come across in your life, even the littlest people. If they want to teach you something, don’t ignore them. Take time to listen and learn from everyone. You never know what you might be able to do with their teachings.

And most important, if you need a good cry, cry.

Crying is good for the soul. Don’t hold in all your tears until you feel like you want to explode. If you need to cry, go someplace quiet, shut the door and let it out. Don’t be ashamed for it. Let it all go.

Life is short.

You only get one life, so the next time you hear anyone say they hate the life they have, have them read this article for a wake-up call.  Enjoy life while you can and to the best potential!

Juliana Ruggiero

Juliana is 18 and fresh out of High school. She graduated with High honors. Writing is something she really enjoys doing and everyone that knows her tells her she has a gift for it. Juliana is a hopeless Italian food addict, loves meeting new people and making new friends. She is very laid back and easy going. Juliana is here to inspire everyone and give it her all. She doesn't have a bad bone in her body. Her career began in July of 2016 after reaching out and offering to be interviewed for The Abler Blog. Since that interview, after seeing all the positive feedback she was getting from everyone, it pushed her to do more with her writing! Pushing herself to do more has lead Juliana to some of the most kind and supportive people she could ask for! She is grateful that she took that "leap of faith."

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    08/28/2018 at 6:19 am

    Love this article… well said!
    I had a terrible day yesterday, spending it in the ER. I needed your perspective. Thanks for sharing.


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