Am feeling very relaxed and at ease today which is always a good thing. I read something that I totally agree with, something that I have known all my life and something which I try to put into practice everyday.......but don't for some silly reason. So I'm taking the time for a little bit of what I like to call 'blog therapy' to remind myself, and anyone else who cares to read, the importance of a basic principle in life that is often overlooked. It is basically this, live for today and enjoy each day to the fullest rather than waiting for and yearning for a 'better day', 'another day', some time in the future when it 'will all be better'.....because EVERYDAY can be a good day and pretty much IS a good day. 'Why?', you ask. It is because you are alive, we have to enjoy the journey and stop being in such a hurry to 'get there'. This is what I have to do today.
So I'm a full time mother of three and happily married. My family and I are happy and healthy and I am surrounded by some wonderful friends. I have everything I need, plus more. So what's the problem? The problem is that we are always affected by our moods, our emotions, our thoughts, all of which can really throw us right out of whack. There is always something to complain about, isn't there? All of the theories and philosophies under the sun can't make us happy and at ease, all the time. It takes some special force from within each of us to do just that. No one can make you do anything, you have to want it badly enough to do it for yourself.
Don't get me wrong, I am in no way feeling miserable or moody right now and have had a great day with my kids, did the usual and feel just fine. But I wanted to take the time to vent a little bit and remind myself that each and every day is a good one for some reason, it has to be. It seems as though we are always in a hurry, planning and waiting for the future to arrive for one reason or another. But today I stopped for a minute and realised that the present is the most important, not the past or the future. It is crucial to enjoy everyday as best we can because life passes us by and the older we get, the quicker it goes.
Trying not to get too heavy, all I wanted to say was that I want to take the time to slow down and appreciate each day and whatever it brings. Isn't it just wonderful that we are here and alive and well? I know that many of you, including myself, have experienced grief and trauma in some shape of form and this is all part of it. So let's be thankful for today and aim to 'do it today', whatever 'it' may be, and not wait for tomorrow. This is often easier said than done, I understand that. But today, for me, everything was just as usual, no dramas and was pretty easy going. So easy going to the point where I am so relaxed and at ease that I thought I would take some relaxation time and blog my little heart out!
I was talking to a neighbour today about where I was at and what I was doing and as I was talking, I felt really happy to say what I was saying. I was happy because really my life is pretty boring and uneventful.....and that's just the way I like it. I couldn't think of anything worse than living a life full of drama and saga and I was so proud of what I had become. Mind you, years ago I wouldn't have thought that I could say that but I tell you I'm so pleased that I can! I don't need a career to validate myself, I don't need material wealth to make me feel important......I'm getting to the stage where I value so many other things and strive to find a 'balance', as the old cliche goes. I have never thought of myself as 'lucky', but I guess I really am. I know to a degree we make our own luck but I am glad that I can see outside the square, call a spade a spade and give most things (and people) a fair go before making a judgement call.
Enough carry on, I'm all blogged out for another day. Feeling pretty groovy and hope that you are too! I don't call myself sunnyday397 for nothing LOL! 'Live a little, Love a lot' has it's moments....this is one of them. So, what are you going to do today? :) xxx