Live Like You Are Three

Live like you are three. Sing at the top of your lungs, no one expects you to be a pro. Dance whenever you feel like it, it’ll make you feel free. Hum along to your favorite tune or your last song syndrome. Life is too short to care about what other people will think.

Live like you are five. Ask more meaningful questions. It doesn’t hurt to do so. Those who ask are those who receive. Show how you really feel, whether you’re happy or sad or angry or jealous. Show it, don’t be afraid. And say it with conviction.

Live like you are seven. Don’t be afraid to say what you think. Cry if you feel like it. No one should demand you to be strong all the time. Your life will not begin without any initiative. The first jump is always the scariest. It’s pointless to fill yourself with guilt and doubt.

Live like you are ten. It is never bad to be curious at something. Curb your enthusiasm. Be eager to learn new and interesting things, work on it until you’re good at it. Don’t compare yourself to others, you are your own person.

Live like you are thirteen. Embrace the changes in your life, there will be a lot throughout your entire journey. Learn to make necessary adjustments. It’s not the end of the world when things don’t go your way. You just have to keep trying.

Live like you are sixteen. It’s okay to feel lost. When you find whatever is it that makes you feel incomplete, and never let it go. Know who you truly are. It won’t be so easy. Sometimes you’ll lose sight of yourself all over again. Go back to square one. Make friends that last a lifetime.

Live like you are twenty. Do whatever makes you happy. Don’t stress yourself out too much. Sleep as much as you can. Keep in touch with your loved ones and friends. When it’s time to let go of some people and things, do it. Better things will come. Say what you need to say. Fight for what you believe in. Take as much opportunities as you can. Travel to places you want to be.

Live like you are thirty. Think of the bigger picture. Just because you are miserable, does not mean you are hopeless. There are other people who have it worse than you. It is pointless to wallow in self-pity. Look through other people’s eyes, understand what they are going through. When you find that someone to commit to, really commit. Take that leap. You don’t have to be alone.

Live like you are forty-five. It’s okay to have regrets, you just have to move on. Think of all the good things in your life, keep them. Don’t be self-centered. Go out more. Take a walk. Run a marathon. Confidence is key. When you love someone, make sure they know and that they can feel it. Devote yourself to what is good and just. Don’t push your ideals to others. Sometimes people clash, but that doesn’t have to be always the case. Learn to compromise. Be more understanding. Listen more than you can talk.

Live like you are seventy. When you look at your life, make sure it will be meaningful. Accept that death can come anytime. And when it’s time to go, you have to go. But instead of regrets, you are filled with bliss and acceptance. Do not despair over unaccomplished goals, failures and ill-spent years. Move on with a clear conscience and a full heart. It’s not always the end.

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