10 THINGS I KNOW AT 52 THAT I DIDN’T KNOW AT 25

This year on my birthday I feel inspired to share with you what makes my life meaningful. I hope you can use my reflections as reminders and inspiration to live every day of your life to the fullest potential according to your values and beliefs that come from your heart, your life experiences, and your true desires.  

10 THINGS I KNOW AT 52 THAT I DIDN’T KNOW AT 25 

  1. Our values are the most important assets – they will grow if we invest in them. 

  2. Love is the most potent drug on the market – it is always worth trying even if it doesn’t last forever. 

  3. It is fundamental to take care of our bodies – these are the only real estate we want to keep until our last breaths. 

  4. We are NOT what we wear, what we do for a living, or what kind of car we drive – we are what we do to contribute to making the world a better place.

  5. Our lives are not accidents, but rather privileges and responsibilities – it helps when we have clear intentions and sense of gratitude. 

  6. There is no need to be afraid to make mistakes  – they are necessary for us to grow and to stay humble.  

  7. The world is a safe place – the evidence is there when we approach people with smiles, kindness, and respect. 

  8. Every thought and every action is a choice – it is always possible to choose wisely. 

  9. True happiness comes from genuine purpose – we can find it by serving others. 

  10. Women are not born beautiful – they become beautiful.