I’m back after a long Thanksgiving break from the blogosphere. I had a fabulous time at my sister’s for the holiday, and then spent the weekend in Saratoga. It was fantastic and restorative and a great place to do yoga…and see the first snowfall of the season!
I have a confession.
Nine days out of ten, I feel this way, but some days, like today, I just want to yell it from the rooftops. Today is one of those days.
I LOVE MY LIFE!
Some days, I admit I feel a bit weird for feeling this way. With so many miserable people in the world, what right do I have to be so happy, to have so many people I cherish in my life, to have a job that makes me grateful each day to jump out of bed, to have such beautiful friends and such bounty of love in my life?
I have two answers for that. One, I work freakin’ hard at it. I wasn’t born this way, nor have I always been this way. I work with a brilliant life coach, Jana Saunders, who has taught me incredibly valuable tools to bring in the positive things I want, and release the negative or toxic things I don’t.
Secondly, I’ve learned that, while I don’t believe my mind controls my reality, (as in, I don’t believe the “think positively and you’ll get exactly what you want…NOW!”) I believe my perception deeply influences it. If I choose to believe something is possible, that there are no problems, only solutions waiting to be found, and I work hard to find and get it, it usually happens. A friend of mine posted this recently, and it seems to summarize beautifully exactly how I feel about this.