Do You Love Your Life?
“You know you’re in love [with your life]
when you can’t fall asleep
because reality is finally better
than your dreams.”
— Dr. Seuss
A friend was visiting the other day. She was telling me about a discussion she’d had with her husband who was frustrated about his career but refused to make changes. After listening to him for a while she had blurted out, “If you love your life, love it!” It got me thinking. Do I love my life?
We give our time and attention to the things we love. I spent copious hours planning our mother-daughter trip to Greece last spring, giving careful attention to the details. It’s the way I’ve attended to other departments of my life; planning our wedding, reading parenting books, practicing healing work, writing my manuscript, organizing my work. But what about the big picture, this amazing drama; life itself?
Do you ever just sit and think about your life; what you want to be, have and do? I mean the big picture, viewed by standing back as far as possible. I intend to try that this week as I approach my birthday, as good a time as any to think about life!
I already know three things the upcoming years will hold for me:
1) A best-selling novel… or ten
2) A brand new red BMW Cabriolet closed top
3) Several more trips to ancient and exotic destinations; Turkey and Italy among them
How about you? Do you love your life? Do you get caught up in the day to day details of your life and miss the big picture? What three things do you choose to manifest in the next few years?
photo credit: Parvin