#Humanexperiencein4Words was trending on Twitter just the other day. In reading through them, some were funny, some sad, some were hopeful, some hopeless. It made me wonder how to sum up the human experience or at least my outlook on life in four words. Strangely enough, I didn’t need four words to get express my life mottos – I only needed three. So here, in three words are 5 life mottos to remember.
Don’t confuse my sarcasm with cynicism. I believe in love. I believe that love is one of the greatest gifts given to mankind by God and giving our heart to someone is one the greatest gifts we can give another person. The minute you give up on love, you are giving up on one of the best things in life. By far one of the problems I have in life is trusting the process. As a self-proclaimed control freak, I would prefer to control all aspects of my life. As a flawed person, I know that life is a lot better when we give our control up to God, but that’s hard. It’s a continuing struggle and I at least acknowledge it. This is the same vein of thought, but a more concise way of saying it. There are a thousand things that can go wrong any given day, rather than get upset about each one of them, it’s easier to just say “Fix it, Jesus”, letting it go and turning the problem over to Him to handle. This seems dark, but really I mean it more as a way to determine priorities. Life is short. We all have people in our lives who have gone too soon which has led us to an introspective look at our lives. We spend time stressing about things that are won’t change because of our worry, or about things that at the end of the day aren’t worth our energy. Don’t waste good time and energy on things that don’t add value to our lives. There is a song in “Country Strong” by Garrett Hedlund called “Timing is Everything”. It touches me to the core. I have loved someone knowing timing was wrong. I have had someone love me knowing timing was wrong. I have prayed for things to happen, but the timing was wrong. At the end of the day, it’s all about timing. And timing is something we can’t control. Again, back to trust the process and know that when the time is right, the stars will align and we will get things that surpass anything we could have dreamed up for ourselves. I have loved this saying for years. Live life to the fullest; try to suck out every amazing beautiful moment and second of happiness out of life. Laugh until your cheeks ache and your stomach hurts…those are the best laughs. Love like you’ll never have the chance again – not just a person, but love your life, love your circumstances, love the world around you. In five words or less, what is your life motto? What does it mean to you?