Hello, Smiling Faces!
Well…it feels like fall is in the air, but temps are set to be back in the 80’s by mid-week! Let’s just enjoy this cool breeze and be happy! Today, is a day to remember…9/11. My thoughts and prayers are with all the families, affected by such an awful tragedy, 17 years ago.
Are you living or just existing? One thing for certain, is that time is a resource we can’t get back. It’s time out for settling for excuses and push forward to make things happen. After many setbacks, family deaths, talking myself out of dreams and goals, I realized that I wanted to do more than just live. I want to LIVE on “Purpose” leaving a Lasting Legacy! Your attitude is everything and can be your stumbling block to remaining stagnant, if you are not careful. Living is having the right attitude, experiencing opportunities and creating new ones. It’s taking full advantage of experiences and investing in yourself. Don’t settle. It creates a life partially lived.
Let’s talk about just “existing” in life. I seriously think that one of the scariest thoughts that anyone can have is that they are just moving along in life, not living. I’ve been there and sure we all have. Do you experience negative thoughts? I’ve learned that doubt will stop your from living and you will suddenly find yourself existing. It holds you back from living and enjoying life. You also have to get rid of the negative influences and energy around you. Life is not perfect. You will have to live through the good and the bad times. Trust me. We often live to please others whether it’s family, friends, or a spouse…but what about your happiness? In the end, we are left feeling defeated. Take those chains off and LIVE!
Take a moment and think about the passionate people you may know? I know quite a few. How would you describe the way they live their life? Typically, we see them passionate about people, enjoying life moments, growing and encouraging others. They may fall on hard times, but make an effort to bounce back and regroup. I have a doctor friend that regardless of the longggg hours at the office and caring for family, she always find the time to give back to those in need for FREE, even on the weekends. She routinely find ways through her podcast to inspire and encourage others.
We all have extremely hectic schedules at times with families, activities and job requirements, but make sure you are doing something to fuel you. You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take a moment and recharge. September is the month where I am doing exactly that. A month of Self-Care for myself. I am investing in ME; from a little pampering, reading books, attending growth webinars and sessions, Connect Groups, and fueling my soul. Operating in your passion and purpose is contagious! Always make sure you are pouring into yourself, while pouring into others.
If you are not living the life you want, you owe it to yourself to find out why. We can always use a little help to navigate towards discovering our unique abilities, talents and gifts. Why just live to exist, live a life filled with positive growth. I love to travel and discovering new ways to visit places I haven’t been and to experience new things. Crossing off the bucket list!
When was the last time you embarked on something you were passionate about? Life is not a race. Live intentionally and do not become complacent. Live in those precious moments, even if you don’t have photos to share. (Smile) Sometimes, we are so focused on capturing the moment when it should be enjoyed.
LIVE YOUR LIFE in such a way that you don’t just see things, but you truly experience them.