1. I am grateful for myself, Steve Ramos
2. I am grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact on this earth for as many people as I can.
3. I am grateful to be alive.
My intention for this year is to be more present with my family, friends, and pretty much anyone I come in contact with. As human beings, all we truly want is to be loved, feel connected and to just be heard. So to lend an open ear without the need to tell them what you think they should do (def need to work on), is one of the greatest gifts we can give one another.
After my father passed almost 3 years ago, I truly realized that a happy, “successful” life is not measured by money or things. It is measured by the experiences we have, the lessons we learn and the love we share with one another.
Most importantly, how present we are in each of those moments. In the end, that’s all we truly have: A collection of moments. So we MUST make the most of every single moment. You never know when that will be gone.
I used to be afraid of getting old, losing my hair, etc. But to be honest, life is only getting better. I am becoming wealthier! Not in a monetary sense but wealthier with connections, friendships, knowledge, wisdom and love.
As someone who is indecisive, as I’m sure a lot of you are, I realize that things don’t have to be perfect. There is never a right time. We just have to DO.
Let’s make a promise with ourselves:
DO whatever it is you know you NEED to do for yourself. We have ONE LIFE. What are you going to do with it? What is the impact you want to make? How will you make this world a better place? What is the legacy you want to leave?
Decide and DO IT. Plan (don’t overthink it), take action and do it EVERYDAY. Life is too short to wait.
I am grateful to be alive. You should be too. Make the most of it.
I love you and I believe in you.
Stephen Albert Ramos