Every day we can find adventure in daily living. If you think your life is hum drum, just take a look around you. Right at home, at work, or any place you go, there are exciting and wonderful things happening every moment.
When you’re out and about, today, try to look at things in a new way. Approach your tasks with a fresh sense of curiosity. See something new, smell something new, touch something new.
It seems some days we have lost the essence and thrill of everyday living. It may be that we can find adventure in our lives by just getting up early to enjoy the beauty of an early sunrise, going for a hike instead of watching TV, or picking up a hobby that destroys any trace of boredom. I have so many that I will be busy forever.
For me, many of the little joys in life come from being outside. A nice cool breeze, the beginning of a good snow, laughing and dancing in the rain, swimming, walking, hiking, running into new people to chat with, exploring a new hiking trail or neighborhood: these are all the little joys that nearly 99% of the world (or at least America) misses on a day to day basis.
If you cannot get outside, try to sit by a window and do some people watching or bird watching. I love to do this in the winter when its too cold and icy to be out walking around.
Often a smile, a random hello, or some small act of kindness turns a day from really dull and dreary to something that seemed not so bad, or, even good. If we want to be aware and living in the moment, then we’ll be likely to become one of dozens, maybe hundreds of people that with a random act can make others day, and therefore their lives, just a little bit better.
MA’S TIP FOR TODAY
Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
Our problems can bog us down and very often are so overwhelming that we forget to count our blessings.
Everything happens for a reason and there are many lessons in life to be learned. Sometimes I wish I didn’t know as much as I do. Life has taught me plenty.
Here are just a few of the lessons I had to learn
You shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do.
It takes a long time to become the person you want to be.
Either you control your attitude or it controls you.
It isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
Your background and circumstances may have influenced who you are, but you are responsible for who you become.
Credentials on the wall do not make a decent human being
There are many more I could list. Maybe you could too. Every day of my life I learn something new. Sometimes it is an ah-hah moment and sometimes it takes months and years to get it right.
It’s terrific Tuesday! I’m sure it’ll be a great day!