Thursday September 26, 2013 #562


“I believe life is to be lived, not worked, enjoyed, not agonized, loved, not hated.”


~Leland Bartlett

life is to be lived


The quality of our life is dependent on our state of mind, the choices we make about how we experience all we have and don’t have.  Life doesn’t happen to you. You happen to life.  You truly have the power to have good things happen and pass unnoticed or experience joy fully.  You similarly have the power to wallow in the negatives that befall us all, or acknowledge the negative, learn from it and move on. 


When you find yourself in a moment of joy, experience it fully and with gratitude, and share the moment with others to magnify the power.  When you find yourself in a moment of defeat, pain, or disappointment, don’t deny it.  Experience it, acknowledge it.  Then ask, “What can I learn from this?”  Don’t forget the lesson, but let go of the negative emotions.  This all takes practice.  Begin today.