I filled out a questionnaire about myself for our company trip yesterday. Among a series of questions was one particular one that I had to think about: My superpowers are ____________. It seems super easy, right?
After a few moments trying to figure it out, I finally settled on “living lightheartedly and eating chips and salsa” because, well, both are equally true.
I can’t pinpoint the exact moment where my thoughts started trailing off, but I began thinking about all of the things that I’ve done in my life and how well I’ve lived it. I have done and said some things that I’m definitely not proud of. These things can still cause a great deal of embarrassment when I’m having that conversation with myself in my head, which I try to limit to never. But one thing is certain and that’s the fact that people change. The person I was 10 years ago is not the person I am now. You learn and then you move on. Somewhere between then and now, I changed how I would approach my life and the people in it.
Some things that I’ve learned through my 27-going-on-28-years of existence:
You can’t hold on to grudges (because it just isn’t healthy)
You can’t dwell on your mistakes (because EVERYONE makes them)
Truth always prevails (because who wants to try and keep up with their lies)
Stay true to who you are (because it’d be boring trying to be someone else anyway)
Never let the opinions of others get the best of you (because there are way too many opinions in this world)
Lastly, as Mr. Miyagi once said..
“For those with no forgiveness in their hearts, living is an even worse punishment than death.”
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