It is important to treasure your experiences. Treat them as precious jewels because we all have our own journey to travel. Don’t be dismayed when you come to a rocky road. Don’t be surprised. Slow down a little.
Learn to be patient with yourself. It’s not the entire journey. It’s not the way it will always be. But it is part of your personal journey. Even when we are living with joy and freedom, we continue to learn, grow, feel, experience. The road can become rough.
Happiness doesn’t mean feeling gleeful all the time. Happiness doesn’t mean the road we’re traveling is always smooth. Happiness means feeling all we need to feel. Let yourself have all your experiences. Don’t limit of judge yourself or the adventure you have had.
Take your time and allow yourself time to feel all your feelings. Feel your fear and frustration about slowing down, and then settle in for the ride. You may not be going as fast as you‘d like, but the journey hasn’t stopped. You’re not doing anything wrong. You are going slower, but you are still moving forward. You are right where you are supposed to be, and you can only change tomorrow!
Advice: Your friend’s success is a fork in the road: you can choose envy or inspiration.
Have a blessed day!
Michael D. Gatson