Friday, July 04, 2003

All Sorts of Wonderful Possibilities

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to wake up every day and feel fresh, energized and raring to go, without knowing exactly why....because it just is? A small stretch beyond your comfort zone .....a feeling of being "daring" even in the tiniest way...wearing a combination of two colours you never wore before, eating a new food, loving or hating it but happy you had the guts to try overall feeling of "what the heck... I’m going to go for it and see what happens" kind of attitude.

Sounds wonderful, right? And then many of my clients, friends and family come out with "Sure sounds great! But right now I have to do car pool, meet a deadline at work....etc.etc.
Maybe I’ll try it tomorrow".

How many of you live your lives in the future tense? Not the future....but the concept that tomorrow will give you all the extra time you need to do everything you’ve put off in the past because it was never convenient. I used to live that way, way back when....and gave myself a swift wake up kick when I saw friends and family battle life threatening illnesses and wish there were more tomorrows.

As my father jokes with me on a regular basis (throwing a favourite line back at me) "Are you living the moment?"

And if you did today what you really wanted for some time in the tomorrows....wouldn’t you feel great? Not only that you (heaven forbid) put yourself first, but had the courage to try something new.

Somehow the kids get to their destinations on time, deadlines are met AND both with a smile and a spring to your step. You can break all the rules, have fun and respect yourself in the morning. Maybe it’s time to set new rules....ones that allow a little bit of selfishness. The joy that’ll come of it will also spread...the ripple effect larger than you could imagine.

Start a trend! As the late Mae West used to say "Too much of a good thing is wonderful!" Learning to allow every day pleasures is the most about face change many can make. It won’t happen overnight, or tomorrow. It CAN happen right now, starting today, one stretch at a time.

And when you do choose a constant state of happiness and joy, your day to day life will be too wonderful for words.

Imagine what it would be like to keep it that way.

Have the best day.....

Donna Karlin

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