Simpler Times…

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that inspired the following post

wishing
dreaming
hoping
for
simpler times
to come back
when everything
was so much better
can we rewind
to those times
the memories are fading
I can’t remember
what it used to be like
I just wanna go back
to those moments
where no cares were had
and no pain was felt
the moments when everything
seemed perfect
what happened to that perfection
to that bliss
where did those moments go
when did the pain get real
when did this chaos begin
where did time go
what happened to the laughter
why did everyone leave
my heart aches
for simpler times

times
when
jumping
in a
pile
of
leaves
was the
highlight
of my
day

I miss the days
when I had no worries
and no doubts
when life was simpler
and happier
those simpler times
are just a distant
memory now
that I can’t get back
no matter what
those days
are gone

I guess
I just gotta embrace
the now
the times today
simple or not
this is the present
let’s make it a gift
live in the moment
hopeless or hopeful
these times are all I have
now is the time
to embrace this moment


embrace the now
miss the simpler times
that’s just life
it goes on
miss the simpler times
but keep moving
forward to better things
remaining hopeful
for better times


Thanks for reading! I hope this inspired you to remember the simpler times behind you, and to keep looking forward to create more good times.
Let’s go into 2021 with hopeful eyes, and big dreams that we can’t wait to conquer this new year!

M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S & H A P P Y N E W Y E A R !

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

I’ll be Everything!

So,
You feel like you’re drowning,
Can’t seem to surface,
Without fighting it,
Just try surrendering.

So,
Your heart is heavy, I know,
Everything is dark now,
But just know,
I am here now.

So,
Keep rising up,
You are surfacing,
Keep making it through,
You are getting closer.

So,
Listen to my voice,
Watch me move,
Unexpected things,
Start to happen when,
You trust me,
In the mystery.

Please know,
I am everything,
Forever and always,
I will never leave.
I am a place,
For you to lay your burdens,
I will be your peace,
I am all you need.


Thanks for reading! I hope this post reminded you that when you feel like something is missing in your life, all you have to do is LOOK UP!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

This post was inspired by this song!

Start over…

I’m not afraid
of starting over
because I know
an amazing God
that always forgives
and always gives
unlimited second chances.

I don’t fear
the starting line
because I know
a perfect God
that deserves all
my fears, failures
and future anxieties.

I have joy
in new days
because I know
a joyful God
that makes plans
for all my
days before me.

I’m not afraid
to start again
because I know
a powerful God
that protects me
and moves mountains
just for me.

I live freely
in the chaos
because I know
a loving God
that always protects
comforts and loves
me every day.


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post reminded you that starting over doesn’t have to be a bad thing; sometimes it can lead to even greater things! It’s not always about starting over, sometimes it’s about starting again, and getting a fresh start!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Hide n’ Seek with Myself

Who am I?
What’s my talent?
Where do I belong?
When is it gonna be my time?
How will I find it?

All these questions
Remain unanswered
Leaving me lost
And confused
Searching for more

I can’t seem to see
Nothing gets better
I feel stuck
In this endless cycle
Of this identity crisis

All my life
I’ve searched
And tried to get out
But life always catches me
And I fall backwards

But I don’t give up
I continue
I press on
Moving forward
Must be better

. . .

Because I still believe
That my time
Is coming
So I hold on
To the Hope

I no longer fear
I am held
I have hope
I must be patient
I will make it

I will find me
I can’t hide forever
I must continue to seek
I will end
This game


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post inspired you to never stop searching because one day you will find yourself & everything will fall into perfect place.
This post was inspired by: I Still Believe

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Going Backwards…

When better feels backwards…
Maybe it’s not actually backwards
Maybe you missed something
Maybe it’s actually forward

When better feels backwards…
You’re actually moving forward
You’re always learning something
You’re being changed 

When better feels backwards…
You are being changed 
You are seeing yourself in a new environment
You are moving forward

When better feels backwards…
Remember that “better”
Is all relative
To perspective

When better feels backwards…
Going backwards can make you better
And, see life differently because
Maybe you’re actually moving forward

When better feels backwards…
You’re probably going forward
But, you’re perspective isn’t right
And, you need to take a step back

When better feels backwards… 
Sometimes painful moments are the most purposeful
Sometimes loss is the only way to gain
Because better is relative to purpose

When better feels backwards…
Maybe you’re purpose is changing
Maybe you’re life is about to change
So, embrace the direction

Whether it feels forward or backward…
It’s always better
It will always change you
Because sometimes backwards is forward…


If you’re in a season of life where you feel like you’re not going anywhere, and when you finally move, you feel like you’re going backwards; remember that sometimes you need to take a step back to get a new perspective in order to know how to move forward!

Thanks for reading!

P.S. This post was inspired by:
Do It Again
Haven’t Seen It Yet

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

We Remember

We complain
We cry
We fight
We try
We give thanks
We realize
We forget

We remember
For one minute per year
On that one day
We are silent

We think
That’s enough
Let’s move on
Now is our time

Maybe we should…

Let’s just forget-
That’s it, right?
Or, is it-
Lest we forget?


 

Thanks for reading!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Dream…

I won’t give up!
One day at a time!
I will keep moving!

Day after day,
Tear after tear,
Smile after smile!

Through the good,
And the bad,
I will not give up!
It’s just within reach!

Each day,
I learn new lessons,
To use when I get there,
Because –
I will get there!
It’s just a matter of –
Time!

Every time I fail,
I will get back up!
Every time I forget,
I will remember why I started!
Every time I give up,
I will start-over again,
And again!
Because –
I will never give up!

I WILL DREAM!


 

Thanks for reading!

Always follow your dreams! 

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Birthday Goals?

So, today’s a weird / crazy / awesome day…

. . .

Today is my birthday, and I don’t know how to feel because I try to do this thing every year; I try to spend my birthday in a new country every year, so I can remember that birthday, and that country.

But, for the past 2 years, I’ve spent my birthday in my home country.
And, it does make me a little sad because it was truly a goal of mine.
But, it’s also totally fine.

I think I’m kind of fine with it because another goal of mine is to eventually move to a new country for an ‘extended’ period of time (longer than my usual trips).
So, I think that’s what I realized in the past 2 years of having my birthday at home.
Soon I will accomplish that goal (of moving to a new country), and I’ll have multiple birthdays in other countries – I just have to be patient, and happy with where I am now.

Plans change a lot, and that’s okay because sometimes plans change, and something better ends up happening that could never have been planned.


Anyways, I know this was a short post, but I wrote it mostly as a reminder to myself:
To not always get so caught up in my plans for the future, or needing to achieve all my goals right away because I know I will get there eventually, and achieve all my goals and then some.


So, I hope if you read this until the end, you will also realize that you don’t need to get frustrated or discouraged if your plans change on your journey to achieving your dreams because it’s for the better,; something better is ahead.

life-goals
Your goal / dream is not too big! Sometimes you just need a different approach to achieve it!

Thanks for reading!
Have a great day, and continue to strive toward your goals no matter what life throws at you! You got this!

-LiveForAdventure! 😊

A “Poem” for haters & bullies…

I don’t care anymore!
Your comments won’t affect me!
I’m not going to listen!
You can’t mess me up!
It won’t work; I’m over you!
You’ve taught me enough!

…Just so you know…

All your comments and “friendly” convos,
Are no longer consuming my thoughts!
You used to ruin my days,
With all the negative words,
But, now…
I don’t care!

…Just so you know…

Even though I’m done with you,
I still want to thank you,
Because without you,
I wouldn’t be where I am today.
So, although your comments hurt –
A whole lot!
They also helped me succeed –
Big time!

So thank you –
Very much!

…Just so you know…

And, now…
We say goodbye!
You’ve taught me enough.
I don’t need you anymore!
It’s time I moved on with these lessons.
It’s time I start to use what you’ve taught me.

And, go out & find new haters –
To teach me new lessons,
So I can continue to grow and succeed!
So, I wish you all the best in your future!
Thanks for helping me shape mine!
Goodbye –
& Good Luck!


Thanks for reading!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Harsh life lesson…

So, recently I learned, more like experienced, a not so fun situation. It was an experience that taught me a pretty harsh life lesson (or at least, that’s what I thought at first).
I always knew deep down that these days existed, but for some reason, when it finally happened, it hit me hard.

. . .

So, I was just walking around minding my own business, when I saw someone I knew, but it had been a while since we spoke. And, I was about to wave at them to say “hey!” (You know, to be friendly as to not completely ignore them). But, right as I was about to wave, I saw them make a complete 180′ literally 3 feet in front of me.

. . .

This was a weird experience for many reason because at first I just thought, “maybe they had somewhere to be”. But, then I realized that they obviously saw me when they turned exactly at the time when we saw each other because the way they turned to walk away was towards a dead end.
So, it was clear they were avoiding me. But, why?

. . .

I asked myself why for a few hours after it happened. But, eventually, I learned that I should let it go because it’s just part of life.

“People walk in & out of our lives!”

You don’t know when they will come, or when they will leave.
All you know is that they came, & now they’re gone.
So, all you can do now is remember all the things they taught you.


Thanks for reading! And, remember:

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-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

A Time For Everything!

Have you ever asked yourself the question: “What am I still doing here?”.

. . .

Well, I have. And, I know it’s never a good question to ask yourself because it very rarely has a good answer. (the answer to that question usually discourages you.)


You see… Usually, when you ask yourself that question it signifies that you are tired of where you are currently in life, and you are aching for change; for something more.
That question makes you fell stuck, but you don’t know what to do.
All you know is you want to change something (you don’t want to be “here” asking yourself that question), but you don’t know what’s coming next.

Well, let me just tell you that you are “here” for a purpose, and your next step is coming, just be patient because there is a time for everything, and everything happens at a certain time for a specific reason.

Your life is moving, but when you don’t feel it, remember that with time you will move forward to something great. And, when you do, you won’t realize what hit you.
It feels slow now, but once it’s over you won’t remember all this waiting.

Life is all about timing and patience!

The more patience you have, the better things will become in time.
So, focus on where you are right now because your next step is coming (sooner than you think).


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post encouraged you, and gave you hope for your future!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

P.S. This post was inspired by: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
(look it up; on google or in the bible),
it’s a great encouraging verse about timing and patience!

 

The good ol’ days!

I miss the days when I used to play outside everyday after school.
I miss the days when I would run around my block with friends and neighbours doing crazy and stupid things.
I miss the days when we’d laugh all evening until the sun set.
I miss those days because I always thought we’d see each other again tomorrow.
But, one day, tomorrow never came..
We all eventually moved away from that neighborhood.
And, without a trace, we all forgot about those days.

. . .

And, although, I have put those days behind me, sometimes I get reminded of those days. I’m reminded about how simple life used to be.
I think about what life would be like if none of us ever moved away.
But, then I remember that those days are in the past.
And, I realize that the past has made me who I am today.

I just miss the simplicity of how it used to be.
But, that’s what makes it such a good memory.
It’s a simple memory, that has taught me so much.

Those people I ran the streets of that neighborhood with.
And, the people I went to school with.
They have unconsciously taught me things that have formed me into the person I am today.
And, I wouldn’t change a thing!

. . .

I don’t have any idea what those people are doing now but, it really doesn’t matter because those were “the good ol’ days” for a reason.
And, in a way, I don’t really want to know what they are doing today.
I’d rather just keep the good & simple memories of those days because of those days and those memories, I am happy with the person I am today and I am proud of my younger self for everything I learned; even though sometimes it was more difficult than I felt like I could handle in the moment. But now, I am proud of everything. And, one day, I might meet those people. And, I won’t say much. I’ll simply thank them for everything we went through together.
They call them “the good ol’ days” because they are meant to stay in our past as old memories that will continue to teach us lessons throughout life.
And, no matter what your “good ol’ days” memory is (if it’s good or bad), just know that it is very important because:

Your past does not (and will never) DEFINE you,
but, it sure does SHAPE who you are and who you will become!

 

Thanks for reading!
I hope this post reminded you of your “good ol’ days” and helped you realize how far you’ve come!

days
These are the good old days for your future self!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂