Author: Joe Costa

Keep the smile, leave the tear, hold the laugh, and forget the fear, because it is a new year. Wish you a rocking year ahead.

In times like these, you win or you learn. Period. L is not for 'loser.' It's for 'learner.' Life is never going to go exactly how we planned. How we hoped it would. Times like these. We learn what works and what doesn't work in our lives. Flip losing on its pretty little head today. It's no more than an opportunity to learn about yourself. Times like these. Yes, we've all sustained losses throughout our lives. But here we are. Showing up again. That's what's vital here. Keep learning with every loss.
Not every day is a good day, show up anyway. Not everyone tells the truth, trust anyway. Not everyone will love you back, love anyway. Not every game will be fair, play anyway.
Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you.  Do not judge, so you will not be judged. Radiate and give love and love will come back to you.
Be Present. Make Love. Make tea. Avoid small talk. Embrace conversation. Buy a plant, water it. Make your bed. Make someone else's bed. Have a smart mouth, and quick wit. Run. Make art. Create. Swim in the ocean. Swim in the rain. Take chances. Ask questions. Make mistakes. Learn. Know your worth. Love Fiercely. Forgive quickly. Let go of what doesn't make you happy. Grow.
Ships don't sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don't let what's happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.
One of the best lessons you can learn in life is to master how to remain calm.
Note to Self: Nobody is worth stressing over. Move on. It's ok to leave people behind. Go find yourself. The world is yours. Life goes on.
3 Simple Rules in Life If you do not go after what you want, you will never have it. If you don't ask, the answer will always be NO. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.
In the deepest sense of the word, a friend is someone who sees more potential in you than you see in yourself, someone who helps you become the best version of yourself.