Yesterday, during a stimulating conversation with my friend, she made a beautiful statement. “I don’t want to waste the miracle of my life doing the dishes.” Wow! I’ve never heard it put that way. But, yes! There is so much to do and see. I want to be living in JOY every minute.
I believe that we are so lucky to be here in this body, on this Earth. I feel like we really shouldn’t take this for granted. I look to find happiness in each day. I strive to learn something new each day. Do a little exercise each day. (Even though I hate it!) Eat healthy each day but have some chocolate each day too! Damn it!
I look for JOY, it comes in all forms. I look for beautiful colors in nature and beautiful smiles in couples holding hands or parents holding their babies. I celebrate teenagers with their own “look” going on as they try to stand out from the crowd.
I used to spend the day focusing on what I didn’t like. What went wrong, what I don’t have, how I would rather have things different. It’s funny. You can focus on the negative or the positive. Both are there.
Now that I choose to focus on the positive. There is so much LOVE and JOY in my life. I am bursting with happiness. Sometimes people think life is so easy for me. It has been a conscious choice. When I focus on gratitude and the positive, I am able to live my life with ease.
Every day, every hour, every moment we can choose to think more positively. The more we do it, the more easy it becomes. Every day, we can work to be our best self. Put our best self forward with truth, honesty and compassion. Our soul infused self.
Now I am going to enjoy the water running over my hands as I do the dishes! After, I will reward myself with dark chocolate infused with pink himalayan sea salt and caramel!
“Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.” ~ Grace Hansen