Every month in O Magazine, Oprah asks a question of her readers (well Oprah herself probably doesn’t ask it, but she pays somebody some really good money to ask it … and why oh why couldn’t that person be me? I ask good questions …. anywho) and I responded to the question asked this month “What’s the single best piece of advice you have ever gotten?”.
If you’ve read “My Story” then you know that my life has not been an easy one and it sure hasn’t turned out like I planned, but I can’t change that. No matter how hard I try or how much I wish that I could, I can’t. It took me years to realize that. I would literally sit for hours and hours and imagine how much better our lives would’ve been if I had never taken Paxil, if I had never been arrested, if I had never spent all of the money that got us in debt … if … if … if. It was literally ruining my life to spend time wishing for a life that would never happen … and then one day it hit me. I was wasting the life that I did have. So I posted this motto on my site and anytime I start feeling sorry for myself, I go back and read it. It’s good advice, if I do say so myself. Oh wait … I did.
“Stop mourning the life that you think you should’ve had and start really living the one that you do.”