Are you in love with your life?

in #life5 years ago

Have you ever been in love with your life?

Truly, madly and deeply?

Have you woken up one morning, ready to seize the day and been excited about what could happen?
I have. Usually on a Saturday morning after a well needed lie in or on the first day of a holiday. Well, apart from the fact that on one of those holiday days it's probably about 5am and I'm about to head to some airport to stand in a line for 2 hours, those days are usually pretty good!

But what about the other days? What happened to them? Why did we fall out of love with the majority of our days, and our lives? Considering that they make up the majority of our lives, maybe we should start trying again.

Maybe take your life on a date now and then, or light some candles and cuddle with it. Tell your life it's special, and see its eyes light up.

'Right, Life, put something fancy on, I'm taking you on a date!'

Seriously though, how can we get the spark back, and when did it all become a chore to face the day? I've been told that in order to get a better appreciation of yourself as a person, you can stand in front of a mirror and tell yourself that you are a beautiful person, and you deserve to be happy - why not transform that into appreciation of our lives? Express the gratitude you have for the gifts that were bestowed upon you, or that you worked hard for. I have no idea if it will work, but I'm sure it doesn't hurt to try.

'Oh hai life, looking pretty swanky today, what are you up to?'

Now, saying 'I'm glad I have a nicer house than Neighbour X' may or may not work for you, but what I mean is more of a 'I'm grateful for this day and what it may offer' or 'I'm grateful that life has brought me X and Y opportunities' or even 'I'm grateful for breathing' may work. Even 'I'm grateful the sun didn't engulf us with an extreme solar storm while I slept' sounds good to me! (The Sun is great and all, but jeez, it's pretty scary!)

Has anyone tried this approach, and did it work?

We are stuck with our lives, so can we make ourselves fall in love with it and make the ride a bit more enjoyable?

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I agree 100% @swedoise... The things we take for granted, everyday are insane -- just the fact that we wake-up everyday, is a miracle (with those Solar storms :)). But expressing gratitude, comes back to you ten fold. You feel better, smile more, step lighter... Now we just have to do it.
Great post -- resteemed!

Thanks @macksby! It's strange how it can feel hard to start doing it, a bit like changing your posture... You forget about it until someone mentions it!

Thank you for posting @swedoise. Lovely expressive thoughts put to paper.
If I may add a remarkable man's thought to the resulting dialogue....Peaks create Valleys..or watch those peaks they create valleys...don't get too high for anything...the winning Coach Wooden would tell his players.

Capacity for anything comes from having more knowledge about the subject...therefore appreciation. .

Cheers @bluejay, I like that quote! And about having knowledge about a subject - completely agree. When I went back to studying after a (very) long hiatus I did biology and chemistry, and it has me in awe at times... Cells, atoms...how anything even grows! It's amazing that we are even here! Have a lovely weekend when it comes!

Thank you for this article, pretty important questions though. I think the secret is bravery. Being brave enough to CHANGE what doesn´t feel like the first holiday you mentioned. We all deserve a Saturday-feeling. Every day. So it´s all about the courage to constantly improve your situation until you don´t need to look at the mirrow anymore to know you´re pretty and life is awesome...:-) Just my point of view, there may be a lot more!! Sunny greets from Lanzarote, Marly

Must say @surfermarly, at least in Lanzarote there's the lovely weather to be grateful for! ;) Good point, people get stuck and dare not change what isn't working for them out of fear of the unknown. I've started over time and time again in some areas of my life, and I've seen people stuck in rut because it's what's expected of them. Maybe more people need to start thinking that they deserve to be happy to be brave enough!

Yeah well, if we hadn´t the weather we still would have some waves :-) I mean it´s about opening your eyes and appreciated what you have. Everywhere. Cheers & steem on!

Very interesting!! I loved this post - resteemed :)

Thank you! :)

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