Blessed to bless. Gifted to give.

Blessed to bless. Gifted to give.
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Every day at work is a reminder for me to have gratitude towards simple things that I don't often think of each day like being able to walk, see, hear, and talk flawlessly. 
Can you imagine losing any one of those and gaining it back? Think about how grateful you would be to have it again and never take it for granted...


Now think about this: How often do you tell your family you love them just because, or said thank you to your friends for being the best support system they can be? How many times have you thanked yourself for picking yourself up at night and being there for YOU? If you haven't done so yet, here's my challenge to you: Start now. We're so busy being selfish and obsessed with ourselves that sometimes we don't realize how much can slip right through our fingers in a split second.

Do something with the grace you've been given. Gratitude shouldn't only appear when you get what you want, you should also seek it when you face adversity. 
"How will this challenge me?" "What can I learn from this?" "How will I overcome this?" 
Be thankful for the hardships you encounter because there will always be a great lesson from every experience. 
The world is full of pain and suffering, disappointment and regret that we have to face but regardless of the fact, we are granted with beautiful lives to live.  Instead of dwelling on the past and dreaming of the future, let's focus on what we have and who we have right NOW.
Live life as if everything we have is a miracle because it truly is.

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Jacket: Urban Outfitters
Sweatshirt: Supreme
Top: Champion
Bottoms: H&M
Shoes: Nike Flyknit Racer

Shot by Gerome Ventura @g.romeee

Our lives are mere flashes of light in an infinitely empty universe. In 12 years of education the most important lesson I have learned is that what we see as “normal” living is truly a travesty of our potential. In a society so governed by superficiality, appearances, and petty economics, dreams are more real than anything anything in the “real world”. Refuse normalcy. Beauty is everywhere, love is endless, and joy bleeds from our everyday existence. Embrace it. I love all of you, all my friends, family, and community. I am ceaselessly grateful from the bottom of my heart for everyone. The only thing I can ask of you is to stay free of materialism. Remember that every day contains a universe of potential; exhaust it. Live and love so immensely that when death comes there is nothing left for him to take. Wealth is love, music, sports, learning, family and freedom. Above all, stay gold.
— Dominic Owen Mallary