Lets be REAL AND ALIVE because I don't see any other way of being.
Our lives are our choices. We are in the now but all we really have is the future and the past. We learn form the past and create our future. We do this by choosing who we are right now! So we need to stop pretending it is not up to us to be who we want to be.
Every day we have a choice to get up and get going.
Sometimes this is easier said then done. But it is still our choice.
Most of the time all it takes is a decision, a decision to make today a good day.
My Grandma has always said "make it a good day" instead of "have a good day" when I was younger I did not understand her intent with this but now I do. We don't simply have good days, we make them.
When making it a good day you might initially think some have it easier then others. For example, I know I am fortunate to have good health and a job I love, but these are all matters of perspective. My own perspective. I choose to see them this way. I remember in college the first time I really grasped the concept that we all come have such different stories we cannot compare one to another. My struggle and my joy are all my own and all relative to me. One persons idea of a hard day is just as hard as the next persons, but may differ in the others eyes. But we can only comprehend our own struggle we will never know the joy and gift of each others own individual lives. This is because our minds create the world we live in and everyones mind is different.
I like to think that at the very least by sharing our struggles, our adventures, our lives we can show compassion to one another and share the gift of the ability of making everyday a good day.
As some of you may already know my grandma, the one mentioned above who makes her own good days, is currently undergoing cancer treatment. Some days are harder than others, but on the days she can, she does just about everything she can. She never lets the cancer beat her, beat-her-up it some days definitely does, but she fights the battle like a winner! Making it to the best she can a good day.
I am tell you this because it is such a great example of perspective. She acknowledges her choose each and everyday. But what we may not realize is so do we. Now I know not all of us are fighting cancer, some of us may be, and some of us have a completely different kind of struggle. The list is endless of thing we do not have or could have better, but we all have one thing in common and that is that we are ALIVE and we have a chooice. And that is what is important to remember when we wake up everyday. Not the battle but the victory. We have to remember how lucky we are to have this day to make how ever we want to make it.
for some this may not come natural right away
Be thankful for who you are and excited to do the things you do. Our lives are truly gifts. And just like any gift it feels good to be excited about it. And we can be really happy when we choose to see the things that make us remember that being alive is a gift and that is also what can keep us excited to continue doing what ever it is we are doing.
So when you get up and choose to feel good and make it a good day you should also strive to feel alive as often as you can because it really is exciting to have such a choice to make!