Stop Hating, Start Loving.

I feel in life it is easy to fall into the trap of wanting more and not appreciating what we have. This translates to ourselves as beings also. This might not apply to you and if it doesn’t I am so proud of you, but personally I get stuck in a mindset of wanting to change my body and the things around me. It’s stupid things like sometimes I wish I had abs or I wish that my arms were more toned. These things literally do not matter but I constantly think about them. To me I see these imperfections and wish I could change them.

The truth is there is nothing wrong with my body. I am extremely lucky to have good health. All of my limbs are intact and they are fully working. Not everyone is lucky enough to have that. My Grandpa was in a motorbike crash when he was younger and had to have one of his legs amputated. The thing I admire the most about him was he never let it get in the way of him enjoying life. Swimming was one of his favourite activities. I remember as a kid going to the beach with him and we would swim around together for hours. One of the last times he came to visit our families lake house we put a winch in a tree so we could pick him up and lower him into the boat so he could go fishing. If there was ever something he wanted to do there was a way to make it happen.

My motivation today is “Stop hating yourself for everything you aren’t, and start loving yourself for everything you are.

The small imperfections don’t even matter. Stop wishing for things to be different and appreciate things for the way they are. It’s a simple change of mindset and I feel it will definitely help you on your quest to find happiness.

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