Cliches of my 2012.

These are mine but decided to share.  Read on. You may pick one or two that you can relate it to.

1.  Time is the most important commodity. Once it’s gone, you can’t take it back. And you can’t make it fast enough.  You need patience to know what’s in the end. And it results to another important lesson: enjoy the journey. You may learn a thing or two, about life, about yourself. And that these teachings may be more important than reaching the end.

I accidentally downloaded the Ebook of The Timekeper by Mitch Albom and below is one of the many phrases I find very true.

“As mankind grew obsessed with its hours, the sorrow of lost time became a permanent hole in the human heart. People fretted over missed chances, over inefficient days; they worried constantly about how long they would live, because counting life’s moments had led, inevitably, to counting them down”.

And so, be very gentle with your time.  Manage it well.  Share it with your family, spend it with friends, make moments with it with your partner, take time to smell the flowers and to say hi to Mr. Sun.  Because we may never have enough time and we may never know when the time stops for us.

2.  “You don’t depend your happiness on someone else”.  Got it from reading a magazine while waiting at the salon.  It was a feature of four women who had their second chances of being in a relationship and of being married.  And this woman, age 50, was asked what she took as a lesson before entering on her second marriage and she uttered those words above.

Yep, you don’t put the responsibility to someone else to make you happy.  That’s yours to take.  And by that, you focus on making yourself happy. Be contented on what’s in your life, what’s on your life.  Be happy with your own company. That happiness from your insides will exude an aura that will shine.  And you’ll never need anyone to put that smile on your face again.

3.  That sometimes, you always don’t have a choice.  I was a believer of the opposite but I learned that in order for others to be happy you have to learn to go their way, follow their rules and accept that at that time, they know what’s right.

It’s hard especially when it hurts.  I still believe though, that this doesn’t make you a coward. That you just hope against hope that you find a way to sort things out. Then fight your way to what you believe is true.  And with fingers crossed, with eyes closed and a little bit of a prayer, every thing, every confusion, every emotion will be untangled on its own time.