I’ve been having a really incredible week. Nothing specific. No good luck moments, or good news announcements. I’m just utilizing my time in a way that makes me happiest. Reconnecting with the earth and the love affair we share. Spending time with the sunshine. Living on the edge, hiking and exploring new land with my wide-eyed, beaming dog by my side. I had a period of lows where I almost forgot how incredible life can be.
While I know not everyone has the freedom or weather to hike every day, there are activities, new hobbies, maybe even breathing techniques that can soothe the soul. Find at least one thing that truly makes you smile. The kind of time spent where your energy takes your hands and dances with you.
I know my mood is most uplifted when I’m outdoors, sight-seeing. Breathing in fresh air and turning down all volume but the sounds of nature. Moving to California was my way of pursuing more of what uplifts me. More sunny days, more land to see.
Just like a hike, I anticipate what’s around the corner. But if I’m always waiting for what’s around the corner, I might miss what’s right in front of me. The blossoming flowers on my journey to my next destination. The confident understanding that gratefulness can be found anywhere at anytime and is the key to releasing negativity.
Sometimes all it takes is a comfy pair of leggings and a jump start into the life you imagine for yourself. What was lost can be rekindled, and with new spark, too! I recently started running everyday. Eating clean. Feeling motivated and healthy. I lost sight of my super active lifestyle once my weight-loss journey reached a weight I felt comfortable at. As if the only reason I was active was to lose weight...
I was on a hiatus from enjoying life. Struggling to remember how. Swept up in worrying and sulking, removed from the desire to create my own happiness. All I needed was to find the switch. Those cozy leggings that motivated movement. Next time I feel low, I’ll remember happiness is always mine to grasp. Wherever, whenever, however, it is always my choice.
I have the tools to select lifestyle choices that nourish my soul. That feeling of satisfaction when I know I’m in a really good place. I’m taking care of myself, enjoying time with myself, loving myself. “How are you?” no longer answered with an empty, “Good.” I’m really good. I’m feeling strong and unstoppable. But, I also feel light and free.
Embrace whatever moments you can create. Search for newfound appreciation. Hang on to as many chances there are to strum on those happy strings. Life is a myriad of moments. Encounter them with whatever shines light on your grateful mind.