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Life is not guaranteed. We all know this, yet we all take life granted sometimes. I know I do…

Today is different though. As I was fighting with the letter ” t ” on my keyboard, swearing up a storm and getting completely agitated – and actually letting out a big scream of frustration – I then stopped. I stopped and took a deep breath and just took a moment. This little moment caused me to realize how insane it was that I was getting so aggravated over something so little and meaningless. I then thought about, and you know what? I do that a lot. I get so caught up in the moment that I let the little things completely take over and turn my mood foul. So what if the dishes weren’t done. So what if the living room was left a mess. In the grand scheme of things, it really doesn’t matter all that much.

What does matter is that I am alive today. I am happy and am surrounded by people who love me with all their heart and soul. More importantly, I have my health. It seems lately that a bit of health issues have come up in the blog world, ranging from life threatening to lifestyle changing. Thankfully, I don’t have any major health issues and consider myself, for the most part, healthy. But I take it for granted every single day, and that needs to stop. I should be grateful that I can eat what I want, go where I want to go, and exercise however and whenever I want. I shouldn’t take advantage of all the things I can do, and I should be mindful of how I am treating my body… something I can admit to not always doing. I should be thankful that my family can afford to have food on the table and clothes on our backs. I should be thankful that Tommy comes home from work every night – and he is safe and sound. And I shouldn’t complain about not having friends – and be thankful for those that I do have. I shouldn’t take my parents for granted, and one day they won’t be here… I should call them more.

I could probably go on and on about what I should and shouldn’t do — but I wont… Life is too short to focus on the have and have nots. Instead, I am going to be around my family and be extra thankful for my life going to sleep tonight.

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When I came across the poster below, it really put everything into perspective for me. As cheesy as it sounds, I don’t think I found this poster by accident. I think it was just the universe trying to tell me a little something…

This poster says it all...

-Amy

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I have been reading healthy living blogs for about 3 years now, and seriously was hooked from the very beginning. I realized that there was this whole other community out there, and the more blogs I found, the more I wanted to keep reading. I was learning new things every day, and I started to read blogs daily.

A few days ago, a couple of blogs I read did awesome odes to their Momma’s by doing a blog post about 10 things that their moms have taught them. I loved them and have a ton of things that my own my mom taught me, but thought I would step outside the box and list some of the things that blog reading has taught me..

1. Natalie Dee makes the best cartoons – ever.

2. Not all vegans are granola-head, hippie people.

3. And speaking of eating lifestyles, some of the most mainstream types of food can be made delicious, healthy, and vege/vegan!

4. When you continuously read someone else’s blog for years, you feel that you know them .. but you have never met. And if you do not read blogs, then my previous statement may make less sense to you.

5. Sometimes, all it takes is a Post-it to make someone’s day.

6. Never be afraid to voice an opinion, even if its about something controversial.

7. Even though blogging is done in cyberspace, you can completely tell if someone is real – via their blog. Their honesty is what keeps me reading.

8. Real strength isn’t muscles – it’s writing about your past and present struggles and inspiring others.

9. Taking random pictures is totally normal – if you are a blogger.

10. Regardless if anyone ever reads my own blog, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that writing is something I enjoy. Having readers would just be an added bonus…

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Have you learned anything amazing from blogging?

-Amy

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