Birthday post and lessons I learned so far

Hello ladies! Today is my birthday! Yes, another year has gone (isn't it yesterday that it was Christmas day?)....
Every year I get less excited on my birthday and the only person that wants to celebrate this day is my mom. I am getting old and honestly, I wish I had the energy I had when I was 25 haha! Today I would like to share with you few valuable lessons I learned throughout the 35 years of my life.

♥ We have only one life to live, so live it well.

♥ Smile as much as you can.

♥ Everyone has bad days. It's not only you. And it is only a day. Tomorrow things will be better, I promise.

♥ Stress does not do any good and stress will not solve your problems.

♥ Enjoy every little moment in life.

♥ It takes hard work to accomplish something but it will be so rewarding at the end.

♥ Nothing is given for free.

♥ Life will give you hard times and you will learn from them.

♥ Our family is everything.

Being nice to others does not cost a thing; on the contrary, it makes you a better person and you feel great after doing or saying something nice.

♥ Take one step at a time; rushing things will not get you to the desired result.

♥ Enjoy the nature, the flowers, the sun.  Go out every day and enjoy it, it's the most incredible thing in this world.

♥ It's not about the destination, but the journey itself; it's such a cliche, I know, but so true.

♥ Great friends make your life happier.

♥ It's not necessary to have many friends and in the future, you will see that only a few of them will be there for you until the end; you only need a few but amazing and great friends in your life.

People are going to say bad things no matter what; haters will always be haters so the less you care, the happier you will be.

♥ Show your parents how much you love them. They will not be here with us for long and we will miss them when they are gone.

♥ Love is the most important thing in the world. Show others that you love them. Your partner, your kids, your best friend, your cousin, your grandparents! Show love!

Thank you for visiting here, I hoped you enjoyed this little post and I will see you soon!


  1. Happy birthday!! Some great things to think about. | Amy x

  2. Happy birthday, Yiota!
    I wish you to find the power to smile every day, even the hard situations, those makes us strongest.

    1. Thank you Mihaela! It's really important to find the strength to be happy every day no matter what!

  3. Happy Birthday!! Wishing you the best!!

  4. Happy Birthday! I loved this post, so many good things to remember and appreciate every day

  5. Happy birthday my dear! I am very glad to have visited on your birthday and have the chance to wish you to have the most beautiful year in your life so far, full of blessings and success to anything you desire! Best wishes! (can't agree more with all your points)
    Have a blast today!

  6. Happy birthday! I love birthdays - aren't they just the best?! I also love these lessons. Getting outside in the sunshine as much as you can is so important. It works miracles xx

  7. Happy Happy Birthday.I think you should keep celebrating your birthday.Important life lessons there.Thanks for sharing.

  8. wooow happy birthday for you. i hope you enjoy yor day and more mature, i see on your list learn you are very great !

  9. Happy birthday, Yiota and you've definitely learnt a lot throughout the years. Wishing you a great birthday (or a great belated one) and loving every single lesson that you shared here.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. Thank you so much Shireen! Glad you liked the post! :)

  10. love this, happy birthday!!

    danielle | avec danielle

  11. Yay!! Happy birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful day and a wonderful year :D

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  12. Happy birthday! I always love when bloggers share what they've learned! I agree that family is everything and we should go through life smiling more!

  13. It's great to reflect on everything you've learnt! This post has also made me realise a lot of things :)
    Kathy x

  14. I loved this post and what you have learnt every single word is true especially the one about friends, you hit the nail on the head. Have a great night

  15. Hello, Yiota!

    Belated happy birthday to you! I'm pretty sure you had a blast yesterday. Wishing you all the best! :)

    Following you now on Bloglovin!
    Hope to hear from you.

    Love, Airish ♥

  16. Happy birthday and wish you all the best!!

  17. It's amazing all the things we learn as we grow older. So much wisdom! Happy Birthday lady. :)


  18. Stress will not solve your problems is a golden rule! Won't take you anywhere! Xx

  19. Wishing you a happy belated birthday. I hope it was a great time. Life is indeed precious, so we should value each moment. :]

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  20. Happy belated birthday and I wish you all the best, I hope you had an amazing day! We only have one life and we should make it a good one, it is never late as long as we breath :)

    Ela BellaWorld

  21. Happy belated birthday! Totally agree with these, especially family is everything.


  22. Happy belated Birthday doll. I hope you had an amazing one. Great lessons to live by.

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  24. Rather late, but still: happy birthday!
    Great positive post :D
    xo Anne

  25. Happy belated birthday, Yiota!
    I think I appreciate my parents a lot more now than when I was younger, when I used to take them for granted. I think no one will ever love you as unconditionally as your parents.

  26. beautifully written! You learned very valuable things...I need to read this list every time I feel down, it is so uplifting.

    happy belated birthday!!!!