We all have days where we feel like we’re just existing. The same routine of wake, shower, dress, eat, get kids organized for school, get to work, meetings, emails…you know what I’m talking about. It’s easy to wonder what we’re doing it for. Isn’t there more to this life business?
In my latest story, John is just existing. Actually he’s doing everything he can just to exist because he doesn’t think he deserves to live life to the fullest.
But then we have one of those days (even John). You find a flower’s bloomed in the garden or your other half brings you home a bunch and they smell so good. Your toddler tells you that you look pretty. You hear a song that makes you want to get up and dance. You pick up a great book that whisks you away and leaves your heart pumping. Or the holidays have arrived and you’re packing your suitcases with that awesome sense of expectation of excitement to come.
Or you get the chance to sit down and indulge that one thing that really makes you excited. Your hobby, your passion, your obsession. That one thing that just feels right and when you do it, the hours melt away. Then we’re living!
We all deserve to do more than just exist. We owe it to ourselves to live. It isn’t selfish to take the time because it makes us a better person.
Are you living the life you’re here to lead?
ACTION FOR THE WEEK: Take the time to do one thing that makes you truly happy.
Image by Ari Helminen