Sunday, October 19, 2008

It's all good.....

"Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live."-Henry Vandyke (1852-1933)

Life is good. That is my new motto. We are so blessed; we get to travel a lot. Even our little ones like the excitement of going somewhere new.

Between my husband and me we have family strewn from New York to Florida. We even have family in California and Germany. That gives us plenty of excuses to travel.
And plenty of places to go someday!

Love and treasure your family............

Why can’t everyday feel like a vacation? I think it could if you learned to look at things in a different light. Why is it so hard for people to find silliness in everyday situations? What is life without silliness? My husband and I are both silly, and so are our kids. Life is no
fun without humor!

It is so easy to take things for granted. What seems simple enough
to me is not for a little one. The morning we were getting ready to leave for Florida I was getting Jaylee dressed, and she was running around like a crazy woman saying, “You can’t catch me…” I stated that we have to hurry; we don’t want to be late and miss our flight. She looked at me in all seriousness and said “No Mommy. We can’t go bye bye. We have to wait for the airoplane to come and get us.” She thought in her little mind that that huge airliner was going to fly and land in our front yard and pick us up. It seems ridiculous, but think about it. Why wouldn’t she think that?

We rush through our lives worrying and hurrying. If we learn to take a deep breath and live in the moment we could learn to see the little things. We could learn to enjoy the moment instead of rushing through it.


We all know the person who won’t go on a boat ride because they don’t want to get windblown. I was that person. I stopped those thoughts and now I enjoy the wind in my face on the boat ride. You can’t enjoy the moment when you are so self absorbed. Those moments add up, and before you know it you will regret not living those moments to the fullest.

Sometimes an opportunity comes your way. Your first thought is to jump on that opportunity. But then that naggy little voice starts in your mind. The “what if” voice. Sometimes you need to take a chance. It might not work out, but what if it does? You never know unless you try.

Life is too short. I plan on seeing and doing everything that I possibly can. I plan on moving around a little here and there, until I find my permanent place….wherever that may be. Why not. Why settle for something or someplace that you aren’t 100% happy with? Think about all of the places you could see. And all of the people you could meet. Think of your life as an adventure. I want to teach my children to make the most out of this life, to make the most of their life. I don’t want them to be afraid to try something new. I want them to be comfortable with change.

Life is good. Life is fun. Life is hard. But life is short. You are in charge of your happiness. You are in control of your dreams. Nothing is impossible and everything is possible. Learn to smile. Learn to feel happiness. And take a step away from everything negative. Don’t let anyone step on your dreams. And live your life to the fullest.

What matters is how you live today .

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.We are spiritual beings having a human experience."-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955)

Peace and Love