"We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too." ~Helen HayesLife is truly more than splendid moements captured. It is an event really, that we plan and prepare for, investigate and cultivate, aspire and desire.
Over the course of my lifetime, I have watched in awe as I evolve. Finding priorities in things that I never knew ever mattered, delving deeply into my life, rather than sitting on the sidelines. I have always wanted to live my best life, but for so long I searched in ways and places that gave me little joy. I struggled to find myself time and again, and searching for something that perhaps would always be just outside my reach.
But life has a funny way of teaching you the just right lessons in the nick of time. To see what is right in front of you, to allow you to hear the desires and wants of your heart.
The greatest gift that I have ever bestowed on myself was the ability to find joy. In the small things, in the mundane, to muster a smile and a laugh when perhaps there was nothing that particularly funny at all. To see the beauty in the simple pleasures that life has to offer, to see the good in the people you surround yourself with. To allow yourself to be loved and to love with every ounceof your very being. To forgive, to be kind and generous, to give when there is nothing to receive in return.
I find some days just full of the tough stuff. Miscommunication, misunderstandings, wrong place at the wrong time moments that, if I allow for it, weighs on me heavily. I find it hard to push away the uneasiness, the unrest that I feel both in my heart and mind. And that is where I allow joy to take over. I have so much to be thankful and grateful for. I live a life that I believe is 1 of the best out there. A family and support system of friends and colleagues that make the every day a momentous occaison. A passion to learn, explore, create, and invest in myself and those around me. I love to lose myself in my thoughts, celebrate what I already know and excitely explore all that is new. I appreciate and work at not taking for granted the gifts... time to recharge, moments of clarity & wonder, and the ability to live my best life in peace and harmony.
So I pose this question to you friends... what brings you joy in your life?
Live for the moments that bring you the most incredible parts of who you are. Cherish the time you have to be, to exist in this world and leave your mark. Celebrate the milestones, no matter how big or small, and know that this is what we are meant to do with our lives.