This Is How You Truly Live

There are too many people merely existing.

They are just breathing bodies that go through the motions of the humdrum of everyday life, but they are not truly living. They are not enjoying life. They stopped living before their hearts stopped beating.

Through the years I have learned that living a meaningful life has nothing to do with how much money you make or the materialistic things that you possess. To truly live has nothing to do with having the perfect body or being exceptionally beautiful.

To truly live is to appreciate everything that you are. To live your life being aware of all your imperfections but still loving yourself. To understand that those imperfections are part of who you are. To know that you don’t need to change anything about yourself to impress others. To understand that you may far from perfect but you are unique, there’s only one- you. To truly live is to be happy with the person that matters the most- you.

To truly live means is to do things that excite you. Things that make your heart race and happy. To do whatever it is you want to do. To truly live is to live your life as you please.

To truly live means to be in the present, to live in the moment and not waste your time dwelling on the past, or what could have been. To let go of what has happened and focus on what you can do right now to have a better future.

To truly live means to appreciate everything around you. To take time to watch the sunrise, listen to the rain, play with the snow or lie down on the grass and watch the blue sky. To surrender yourself to the enchanting nature.

To truly live is to know how to control your emotions but also not deny them. To accept that sometimes you will cry for no reason and that you will feel sadness and pain. To let your emotions flow within yourself. To let yourself feel so you can heal.

To truly live is to appreciate every moment. To find awesomeness and surprises in every day you live. To do your best in anything you do. To get up every day and try to make the best of every day because you don’t know if you’ll be here tomorrow. To truly live is to appreciate every millisecond of your life.

To truly live is to spend time with friends and loved ones. To surround yourself with those that make you feel good and inspire you to do and be better.

To truly live is to do everything that you dream about and pursue your dreams. To chase them and accomplish them. To never give up until you succeed.

To truly live is to follow the direction you want to take in life. To build your own path and create your own destiny.

To truly live is to see the good in the bad and understanding that good things will soon come. To know that not everything will be as you want because life is never perfect. To deal with what is happening in your life, accepting it and try to make the best out of every situation.

To truly live is being selfless. To be kind and respectful to others. To buy lunch for the person in line behind you. To write a letter to someone close to you let me know how much they mean to you. To compliment a stranger. To do one selfless act, big or small, every day. To truly live is to try to make a difference in the world.

To truly live is to do things that make you feel alive, feed happiness to your soul and bring meaning to your life.

Mitzi J. Hernandez

Mitzi expresses her thoughts and emotions through words.

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