In life there will always be people who are better-looking, stronger, smarter and richer than you. There will be people who have more things, people who are luckier and people who are more creative. Truthfully, that doesn’t matter much because there is only one you, and that makes you infinitely valuable.
In all of human history there has never been, and there never will be, another you. You are wholly unique. One of a kind. No one will ever have the exact same experiences. No one else will know your particular thoughts and struggles. And, no one else will have your many joys and successes.
But, there are two things in life that can keep us from experiencing happiness; living in the past and comparing ourselves with others. Both of these are a waste of your precious time.
By its very nature life can only be lived forward. The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence. Life forces us to move on, so go with it. And, if you must compare yourself to someone, compare yourself to the person you were yesterday and strive to be a little bit better today.
As we age we need to remember that we are more than any limitations we may have. Your age and physical restrictions aren’t really what’s holding you back anyway. If you change the way you think, you will change the way you feel.
Today, make the time to fill your mind with positive thoughts and live your life in a way that makes you feel alive and beautiful. You are, after all, uniquely special and one of kind.