Lessons from the year of traveling

Big Buddha in Pai, Thailand.

  • Be open to how your days will unfold because the best moments happen when they are unplanned
  • Give fully with your heart without expectation of anything in return
  • Allow people to give to you while resisting the compulsion to “pay them back” by accepting with your heart, not your hands
  • Some bad experiences happen for a reason and sometimes lead to better experiences in the future
  • Negative experiences often represent the small dot that is part a bigger, more beautiful picture
  • Life is short, don’t waste so much time doing what you don’t like
  • Make time for the people you care about and not waiting until someone is sick or dying to spend quality time with them
  • Don’t let your mind dwell in past mistakes, don’t overplan for the future, just be happy and at peace with the present
  • Focus on what you have, not what you don’t have
  • Experience everything, assume nothing