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I Get Knocked Down: Writing Through Grief Part 5

Living Your Best Life.

Are you living your best life?

It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day details of our lives and lose track of what’s important.

In order to live your best life you need a handle on your top five. Take a moment and write what your top priorities are.

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Okay. Now let’s get down to it.

Did you list a clean house? My house really needs to be cleaned, but it’s not on my list. Don’t get me wrong. It will get cleaned, but this week it’s not on my list.

I’m working to get through the other things at this moment and cleaning my house doesn’t make the list.

Living your best life doesn’t mean going from unpublished to The New York Times Best Selling list. That would be wonderful, but it doesn’t mean you’re living your best life.

You don’t have to jump out of airplanes to live your best life.

You don’t have to be the CEO of a Fortune 500 business to live your best life.

When my son died. I was devastated. He was only twenty-six. I thought he had a lifetime of experiences ahead. He would never get married, never have that dream career, never have a family. He hadn’t lived his best life.

My dear friend, Cherie, helped me see the error of my thinking.

In twenty-six short years, he squeezed in a lot of experiences. He’d traveled outside the United States, he’d fallen in love, he’d completed his college education, and…he’d been kind and loving in his dealings with others.

He wasn’t famous.

He simply lived.

It’s not where you’re going. It’s the journey that makes you, you. In your race to survive the day, are you taking time to savor what’s important to you? Are you making time for your passion? Are you smiling more and frowning less? Are you someone you like to be with?

I hope you are, but it you’re not…what are you going to do to make it happen?

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2011 in Idaho