A meaningful life is not being rich, being popular, being highly educated nor being perfect. It is about being real, being humble, being strong and being able to share ourselves and touch the lives of others. It is only then that we could have a full, happy and contented life.

The best things in life are free. And it is important never to lose sight of that. So look around you. Wherever you see friendship, loyalty, laughter, and love there is your treasure- Neale Donald Walsh

Life goes on, whether we choose to move on and take a chance in the unknown, or stay behind, locked in the past, thinking of what could have been. As we mature, we realize that sometimes removing something from our life can make it less stressful. Maybe it is time to dump some of the things and unnecessary people. Sometimes less is better!

I believe in living life to the fullest, true and honest that begins with ourselves and extends to others; using our words wisely to create influence without spreading them carelessly with negative words that create negative energy and repel those around us; living in the positive and leaving our stamp on everything we do; make ourselves an icon to be admired and respected and become an inspiration to others. So let us think carefully before we speak and act for every action, every word carries a consequence. Let us create a genuineness about us that's an inspiration to all those who meet us and leave a mark on those we meet that couldn’t have been left if we were not in their lives.

I have learned that we should live with purpose by focusing on our blessings, not on our misfortunes; focusing on our strengths, not our weaknesses; by being ourselves and do not wait for the approval of others; but most importantly, have a positive and humble mindset no matter what situation we are in. Let us count our blessings, not our problems, and we will realize how beautiful life truly is.

The past is your lesson. The present is your gift. The future is your motivation. Actually almost everything we have in our life is a gift to us. Only all the mistakes and wrongdoings are our own.

We all have our own personal roads to travel, but if we follow someone else's road, we deviate from our own journey. So let us be strong and travel our own road. I have reached a point in my life when I feel that it is no longer necessary to try to impress anyone. If people like me the way I am, good, and if not then it is their loss.

Let us enjoy the little things in life because one day we will look back and realize they were the big things, the ones that matter. I have also learned that one of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it is guilt, anger, love, loss, or betrayal, change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go. Let us concentrate on what matters in life.

By Tim Pedrosa


Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. Savor life, savor all of life.–Unknown