The Biggest Decision Of Your Life

There are big decisions, and there are little decisions that I must make today, but the more I think about it, the biggest decision I need to make today is to be happy. As time goes by and life moves forward, my happiness is the only thing that matters today. 

I could look back and continue to dwell on my past and focus on all of the things that I did wrong; I could continue to regret the people I hurt and the things that I did not do, but I only have today, and today I am choosing to be happy. 

My life has never been perfect, and I have never been perfect either, but I know no such thing as perfection in life, only flaws in this messy, beautiful life. I choose to embrace these beautiful flaws in myself and my life and be happy because I only have today; what happened yesterday is gone, and what might happen tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. 

New doors are opening for me, and I will enter them with open arms, choosing to be happy, hopeful, and grateful from this moment forward. 

Each new day is a chance for you to start fresh and embrace what’s new and good for you. Allow yourself today to let go of your past and put aside your regrets. You have this brand new day to thrive and move forward, and most of all, to be happy for all that it is. 

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Danny

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It’s Okay Not To Be OK

Some days the words just don’t come out, and that’s okay. It is usually on those days when I have had multiple seizures, but it is also on those days when I feel too drained by the ups and downs of life to express how I think in words; this is when I pick up my pen and write. I write about not necessarily my worries, fears, or anxieties, but I write about my blessings. I write about all the things that life has provided me with and continues to offer me. 

I look up instead of looking down and focus on how good my life really is. I know that life is not going to be easy, and I have a choice to either make it harder on myself or make it easier by not choosing to dwell on the negative circumstances put in my way. By choosing not to overthink my circumstances and accept them, I am allowing myself to live a happier, more grateful life.

We all have the ability to do this; we have to allow ourselves to focus on what’s right in our lives. Your life will not be perfect, and there will be days that you just want to stay silent, and that’s okay; but allow yourself to realize your blessings, allow yourself the time to rest, and bring yourself peace. Focus on healing and getting your body and mind back in order.

Stay strong, remain positive, and continue to embrace your beautiful, messy life. 

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Danny

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A Glass Half Full

I am an optimist; I have spent too much of my life being a pessimist. I looked at the glass half empty instead of half full, and I focused on the bad instead of the good, and I thought that my life was worse than anyone else when in reality, many others have it so much worse. 

As I began to look at my life and realize just how good it really is compared to others around me, I started to open up to the good around me. Yes, my life isn’t perfect; yes, I have three neurological disorders that include epilepsy, which gets in my way from time to time; but things could always be worse, and I could still choose to think differently about it all, but I don’t. Life’s too short to take anything for granted. 

I let myself suffer for too long, which only led to deep heartache, sadness, and almost death. When I approached that final moment, and I was ready to end my life, I didn’t realize who else I would be hurting; I didn’t think of anyone else but myself. Looking back on that day, I am thankful that I didn’t follow through on what I had planned for myself because life had more important things set in place for me. 

I am an optimist, and I don’t take my life for granted. I choose to be grateful each day, and I don’t complain about the things that I cannot change. I focus on the good in my life, and I embrace my mess. I understand that life is not perfect, and neither am I. I have my days when I feel angry, and when I feel sad and downright miserable along with every other emotion, I don’t hold onto them. I let myself feel them now, sit with them, and let them go. 

Life is too short to spend it being angry, sad, miserable, and frustrated at the world all the time. It is time to feel good, and I will. Will you too?

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Danny

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The Promises We Keep

It’s a brand new day and a brand new week; three more days until the end of the new year, and despite all that has happened throughout these past ten months, I am thankful!

I am thankful for life; even though it may seem challenging, I know that I am tougher, and I continue to move forward. Know how tough you are.

I am grateful for love, love is a fantastic feeling, and it continues to push me forward; open yourself up to it.

I choose love over hate, trust over fear, and happiness over sadness. My life is not perfect, but I know that nothing in life is, and I promise to live each day to the fullest. 

I promise today to be strong when I am weak and let my strength push me towards a new tomorrow. I promise to focus on positive feelings because I know that positive emotions are always better than negative ones. I promise to continue to believe that life will be better than today because nothing in this life is permanent. 

As we go into these last three days, I want to thank all of you for following me and for inspiring me with your writing; I appreciate you all. And as you go into your last three days, what promises will you make to yourself so that you can create the future that you want for yourself? 

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Merry Christmas to all of you that celebrate! May this day be full of love, happiness and joy for everyone. The Holidays can be filled with stress; don’t allow the stress of the past, stress of the present, and stress of the future to turn into something even bigger for you. Accept it, acknowledge it, and let it go. It is allowing yourself to feel joy. Keep on keeping on everyone, and have a Merry Christmas. ✌🎄

The Promises We Keep

As this new week opens up, I promised myself a few things; one was to be open to new possibilities; I have been dealing with some recent health challenges over the past few weeks, and this week I am hopeful for a change. Two, I promised myself to continue to embrace the imperfections; life is never perfect, and neither am I, and I will accept that. Three, continue to stay in gratitude; this life is mine, and I will continue to live it each day and choose to be happy even when times get tough. 

I am confident in my abilities and choose to focus on doing my best and being my best for me. Life is not a race, and so, I will take a step back and breathe when I need to, allowing me to continue to be confident in all that I am. 

As your new week opens up, what can you promise yourself? What will you choose to focus on to think with a clearer mindset, even after an event or new challenge that you are facing? 

Gratitude is a great teacher, and I have found that focusing on appreciation has allowed me to get through some of life’s most challenging times. Affirmations have also been very helpful in my healing journey. I AM affirmations are the most powerful; I have included three of my favorites below. Choose what works best, and move forward.

I am confident in my abilities to move forward.

I am grateful for this new day.

I choose to focus on what is good in my life.

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Keep on keeping on, 

Danny

Don’t take this life for granted.

I have contemplated the thought of suicide quite a bit throughout my life, and I have tried to end it on numerous accounts, with my last attempt being in September of 2012. Over these past seven years, I have realized that no matter how difficult this life might get, suicide is not the answer. 

Life is more beautiful than death, and I am grateful for this life, regardless of how much it seems to get me down sometimes. I am thankful for the tough times; they have made me stronger, and I am grateful for the strength that I have to get through those tough times. 

AND I WON’T TAKE IT FOR GRANTED

Each new day I am alive is a gift, and I promise myself today not to take this gift for granted. I woke up this morning, and I have air in my lungs, and I have two eyes to see and two ears that allow me to hear. I will choose today to allow myself to be grateful and promise myself not to take this day for granted. 

My brain and my body sometimes do not cooperate; I might have a seizure that causes me to stiffen up, but I will not take it for granted. My brain still works, and my body even moves, and I am thankful. 

Life is a mess, but it is beautiful; embrace it. When you wake up at 5 AM, and your body aches, and you wipe the sleepers out of your eyes, and you feel the air in your lungs; before you complain about your aching back, how tired you are, or that it’s too early. Be Thankful that you have aches and pains and air in your lungs. 

The more we promise ourselves to be thankful for the little things in our lives, the more those little things become big things, and the more we allow those things to create a better feeling inside our hearts and minds. 

Be thankful, choose hope, and promise yourself every day to embrace life.

What is it that you are thankful for today? Let me know in the comments section, or write it down in your journal.

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Choose To Be Awesome

Have you ever just woken up and said to yourself, “This day is going to be AMAZING!” to only run into one problem after another problem, after another, and realize that your AWESOME day turned out to be not so AWESOME at all, Me too. 

I wake up in the morning, and I feel fantastic thinking that I will have an amazing day, and there are those days that I do. But then there are those days that I wake up, and I may have had a seizure through the night, and I feel a bit groggy and stiff in the morning. I open my eyes, and even though I might not want to embrace the day and make it amazing, I do anyway. 

Today, and everyday.

I get out of bed, stretch my arms up high, and begin to move my body. I take a deep breath in and a deep breath out, and I say thank you for the new day that I have before me. I exercise, shower, plan my day out and make an effort to have the most AMAZING day possible.

As the day progresses, I might have another seizure, or I might not, and if I do, I will still choose to make my day as awesome as possible. I will stay thankful for the day and embrace the beautiful mess that life has given me.

When you find yourself waking up expecting to have an AMAZING day, but then life rears its head and pulls a fast one on you, don’t let it stop you from having an awesome day. Please open your eyes, and realize that you have been given this day to make it only as AMAZING as you have the power to make it. Choose to make it as Awesome as possible by embracing your beautiful mess and being grateful for all of it. 

What is it that you are thankful for today? Let me know in the comments section, or write it down in your journal.

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Peace is found in the present

I have been feeling quite anxious over the past few weeks due to a few things out of my control. Work has been a bit stressful, and dealing with a few health hurdles on top of it has made my thought process get quite cluttered.

I was thinking too far ahead when I really should have been thinking of the here and now, and I wasn’t allowing myself to feel the peace of the present moment; today, that changes.

I am choosing today to think in this moment, for this is the only moment that matters. Overthinking about the future doesn’t bring me any peace, and I am choosing to be at ease at this moment. As the great  philosopher Marcus Aurelius once said,

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” -Marcus Aurelius

Be at peace with your thoughts today; tomorrow is not promised to anyone. If you feel anxious, allow yourself room to breathe and bring yourself back to what is in front of you. Keep on keeping on everyone.

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I’M GOING TO MAKE IT.

I am feeling good today, yesterday was not so good, but today is better. I will continue to stay encouraged through this beautiful mess and not get discouraged. 

I took a break from much of anything yesterday, mostly because I couldn’t think through the pain that I was experiencing. I had a kidney stone working its way through me, and I was too tired and also in pain to do anything.

I choose to feel encouraged

But I am not complaining. Today is a new day, and while although yesterday I couldn’t do much, I am not going to get discouraged. I am going to continue to move forward and appreciate how far I’ve come. I feel a bit better today, not perfect, but better, and I will continue to embrace my challenges and choose to allow them to make me into a stronger person.

As you move forward through today and the rest of this week, don’t get discouraged by a setback. Stay encouraged, and continue to move forward. If you feel that you can’t do something, step back for a minute, and allow yourself a moment to breathe and realize that life is never perfect, and nothing in life is ever permanent either.  

Continue to stay grateful, and if you encounter a setback through this week, remember that a setback is a set up for a comeback, and when you feel yourself falling back, pick yourself up and fall forward. Keep on keeping on.

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