The Meaning of a GOOD LIFE
I watched a video recently that had an interview with Brene Brown and it really got me to thinking about this question: “What does a GOOD LIFE mean to you?” So many people get caught up in day to day activities (moment to moment actually) and don’t really stop and look at the little details and moments in their lives that are special and meaningful, if they REALLY looked at them thru different eyes. With doing this process, you would be amazed at HOW MUCH amazingness is in your life already. It makes you feel so grateful and appreciative of the little things (or big) that have been there all the time (or newly arrived). When showing gratitude, it opens up a whole new world that wants to give right back at you. So, upon my inquiry into my life and world of what I deem GOOD – I wanted to share with you and invite you to participate in the same questioning of your life. Here we go!
A GOOD LIFE to me is (or happens) when you stop and are grateful for the ORDINARY moments instead of trying to find “extraordinary” moments. It is knowing that it’s good, acknowledging that it’s good and saying outload: “Hey, This is GOOD, THANK YOU!” When I think about my GOOD LIFE and where I am right now in my life, I see:
- Being in a loving, committed, honest relationship with my husband and best friend, which is ever evolving into greater things.
- Having peace and acceptance for who I am (and LOVING her!)
- My dogs – they bring me such joy, laughter and Love.
- Being self-employed and having the freedom to make my own schedule
- Having a strong, vibrant body that functions beautifully, as long as I Love and take care of it (symbiotic relationship of listening and respect)
- Being able to forgive and let go of situations, people, issues in life and be OK and at peace with it to carry on with my life “baggage-free”.
- Go to the supermarket to purchase wholesome, nourishing food for me and family (dogs included – they love their veggies too!)
- Snuggle time with hubby. Priceless!
- Playing frisbee with my dogs.
- Daily walks with Scott and dogs.
- Making daily (sometimes twice) GREEN superfood smoothies
- Being in awareness of my thoughts, feelings, actions.
- Loving people on my blog who comment and connect with me – adore it!
- Making videos for my blog – sharing with other like minded people.
There are SO MANY aspects of my life that are GOOD - EVEN GREAT!!
Every morning upon waking and every night upon retiring, I lay in bed and go over all the things that I am grateful for during that day. You can even get down to being grateful for having a fuel efficient vehicle that runs great and is reliable, to your eyes seeing beauty in the world (a hummingbird coming up to a flower at the very moment you are looking at it, hearing the birds sing and chirp outside, even hearing traffic (you can hear! that’s something to be grateful for – not everyone can). Even the days, where I have had an emotional break through (not always pretty) – that’s good! – it brings up issues for me to see and work on – awareness – I am grateful for that situation, for it made me a better and stronger person by clearing out the old to allow for the GOOD to come in. You get the jist. The ordinary, taken-for-granted details in life. Shift your perception to hear, see, sense, smell, feel – it opens a wonderful world to you.
Saturday morning, I got up early (6 a.m.) and got ready and drove into town to the local farmers market to purchase some fresh produce that I don’t grow in my own garden. Do you know how beautiful, stunning, peaceful, colorful and energetic that time of the morning is? It’s wonderful! Yeah, part of me wanted to stay in bed where it was warm, cozy and sleep longer. When I got up, had my 2 large glasses of hot lemon water, dry skin brushed, made my green smoothie and looked outside at the beautiful morning – from dark to light – I was so glad and grateful that I was present and alive to experience it. The drive into town was peaceful, no traffic – perfect! I met a few new people at the market and talked and shared with the regular vendors I usually shop with. I learned something new from the man I buy fabulous sweet potatoes from. We started talking about our shared love of the leafy green KALE and he gave me some tips and pointers how to grow over the winter in our area. I am setting out seeds tomorrow.
When you are grateful, that gratitude comes back to you energetically in many unexpected, miraculous ways. Open yourself to GOOD/ GREAT, and it will come back to you. So, give it a try, every day, just like you are brushing your teeth and see what you are GRATEFUL for.
Would love to hear back from you and see what you deem a GOOD LIFE!
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