Dear Loving Girl,
If we could carefully base our lives on things that are not temporary, we could find so much peace in every minute and life would be so much more fun, too! Something every soul wants is to have something to hold on to, but sometimes we hold on to things that make us feel miserable.
When we base our happiness, measure our value and center our lives around things that could be gone tomorrow, we feel a sense of panic all the time BECAUSE we know those things could be gone tomorrow. When we place all of our value on our looks, our money, what people think of us, our titles or anything else that is out of our control, life can feel pretty scary and shaky, and it is almost impossible to find peace in our hearts.
Truth never changes. Truth never goes away. When we focus on the truths that are deep inside of our hearts that no one can ever take away from us, we can finally rest in those truths and not try so hard to hold on to things that could be gone so quickly.
Hold on tight to what you know to be beautiful and true. Love your family and friends, spend time learning, do things for others without expecting anything in return, simplify. Focus on the things that you can control — your attitude, what goes into your mind and heart and body, the people you spend time with and the time you spend alone, listening.
Life is meant to be beautiful and peaceful, but it takes some practice, dear friend! It is worth the practice time and it is worth letting go. YOU are worth the practice time, and you are worth what it takes to let go.
You are so loved.