Someone who has made my life worth living.....hmmmm, I have a feeling this could turn into a very predictable post. Or not, let's see how it goes...
I have three people who make my life worthy every day. My husband, my son and my daughter. And let me tell you, THIS life is never boring!! Well, OK, some days it is boring (laundry, laundry, what's for dinner, laundry, do a puzzle, watch a Disney movie, more laundry), but for the most part, all three of these fabulous creatures that ARE my life make me smile, laugh and sigh (big happy ones) at least once a day! They show me the simplest things are sometimes the most amazing ones and for all that they do for me and are to me, I am eternally grateful.
So many people come and go in our lives that it is often hard to pinpoint that ONE person that has made it all worthwhile. Or is it?
I have had a few conversations lately with people about fate, coincidences, and the so-called laws of attraction (I understand these, even though I have not read The Secret - please don't all gasp at once!). And I have come to a realization through all of these interactions, a constant, so to speak. No matter who comes and goes in our lives, the situations and challenges we are faced with each and every day, the joy and the sorrow, the people we meet, the days we love and those we hate...all of it, all of LIFE is a CHOICE. And the one person who is the constant, the one person who has the power in all of it, is YOU.
So, this may sound a bit funny, but I think that the ONE person who has made my life worth living is...
Does that sound selfish? Self-centered? I don't know, maybe?
In my life, I could have made a lot of different decisions. I could have chosen to do or not to do quite a few (sometimes questionable) things. I could have chosen an easier path, or a harder one. But all in all these were my choices and my life is what it is today because of those choices. If I had chosen differently, even though at the time of some of these events the outcome may not have been that great, would I have learned what I was meant to learn, would I be where I am today? (I keep thinking about Doc Brown telling a young Marty McFly about the consequences of messing with the Space-Time Continuum! Not worth it, IMO).
Did I and do I have incredible mentors, friends and people who have guided me on my path? Absolutely! And yet, again it was my choice to either seek out these people and/or accept their presence in my life.
When I was in university, and was having a rough go with life, I made myself a scrapbook. I would take magazines and cut out pictures of people, places, faces, words, clothes, cars, houses, and all the things I wanted in my life and I would paste them in my scrap book. I made a 'Vision Board' for my life, even before it was all trendy and cool to do so. I like to take that scrapbook out every now and then and see how much of my vision has been realized.
And you know what, a lot of it has been. It may not have happened in the order that I thought or the exact way I had pictured it, but it has and is happening every day. And my life is worth living not because of someone else's influence, my life is worth living because I am ME (the good, the bad, the lipstick and the crunchy!) and I am good with that.
This is likely my last post before Christmas, and so I want to wish you all a very Merry and Happy next few days and remind you to always remember your truthiness, breathe deeply and love yourself no matter what!