New Year’s Resolution

Every day, when I wake up, the first thing I do is say “thank you” once I step foot on the floor beside my bed.

Every day I am grateful for every single thing that happens to me, good or bad. If they are good, I’m happy, and if they are bad, I’m happier. This is because every injury of sickness is just a step forward to understanding our body, making it stronger, and spiritually there is something out there that you have to learn in order to grow, and the road to get there might have started with that thing you called “a disgrace”.

Nothing is a coincidence. I know this because well, logically, there is no way to prove otherwise. You cannot turn back time and walk another way just to see that it was not going to happen, so, coincidence or not, it still was going to happen. You do not sit down next to a chair on a bus knowing that you will fall in love eventually with the stranger beside you, but that was the seat that you took, not another one. Neither do you know that the next ride to the mountains you won’t be able to enjoy because you’ll get sick, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to stay seated on your couch and watching life pass you by. Maybe in that trip you’ll shoot a photo somebody might buy, or watch a bird you’ve never seen before.


Every day, when I wake up and put my feet on the floor, I say “thank you” and am grateful for my past. We all have our things, some of us worse than others, some; most of us can’t even imagine. But it was our decisions that got us here, and none other. We decide if we keep moving as we want to keep moving. We decide if we want to separate ourselves from that which is keeping us from running. We decide if we want to take a second chance or stay exactly as we are. The problem is, that if we want to change something in this world, the first thing we have to do is change the way we walk.

Every day, when I wake up and put my feet on the floor, I say “thank you” and am grateful for my future. I don’t know where I’m headed, that’s what has always scared me the most. I am not scared of death because I know it’s a great adventure, yet I still can’t imagine my life once my loved once are gone. Either way, I know everything will be OK and that I know that there is a Divine Plan ahead of me waiting to unfold. Therefore I always concentrate on being the best present me I can. There will always be hardships, but there is no hardship placed upon us that we were cannot overcome. Everything is there because it has to be there and because of that mission we are on to achieve.

Every day, when I wake up and put my feet on the floor, I say “thank you” and am grateful for my present, and after that, I say “here and now, I have everything I need”. I don’t need more of anything. We want more of everything, and that’s the biggest problem, because we leave aside what is necessary. We need to give each other more love and less “things”, and that’s what is most important. I am thankful for my family and how they provide with whatever it is that I need, be that care, understanding, food, or “thing”. I am also thankful for the roof that’s over me, and the bed that’s under, that food I ate and the water I drank the day before, and whatever it is that will be on my plate this day. I am thankful for the weather and the people that surround me. I am thankful to my body that functions to it’s perfection, and by perfection I mean however my body is functioning at it’s moment.





Most of all, I am thankful of breathing the air I breath every day in order to keep me alive and watching all the beautiful and not so beautiful things of this Earth, and thankful for the ability of walking to explore and travel around it.

So, I guess this is a “thank you” post to life and the people, places and things that have taught me what I know now today. May you discover the teachings that come with everything good and bad and make you wiser. 







Published by Roberto López

Photographer, artist and videographer on the amazing process of life.

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