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I’ve Been Feeling Optimistic Lately
This may sound crazy but I’ve been feeling pretty optimistic lately and even kind of excited.
The opportunity to reinvent myself and my life yet again.
The opportunity to strip away the stuff that keeps me busy but ultimately doesn’t matter.
The opportunity to become even closer to my family.
The opportunity to connect to friends around the world.
The opportunity to explore my creativity.
The opportunity to serve and help others.
The opportunity to grow in my trust, faith and consciousness.
I look up at the sky and relish its expansiveness.
I see the trees and flowers and appreciate their beauty.
I smile at the sunshine and feel awe at the sunset.
I feel my body and appreciate how well it still works and moves.
I revel in the hugs from my youngest or good conversations with my teenagers.
I enjoy cuddling with my husband.
I find peace in that still, quiet space deep inside of me.
I stay in gratitude for the bounty of my life and for all the small moments of grace and flow.
And I feel my sense of abundance and possibility grow.
What about you? Where do you see the opportunity for yourself in this time?
I love hearing from you so feel free to leave a comment below.
I’m sorry but you don’t sound optimistic at all. With this “I believed that I could see my future and thus could influence it and manipulate it to my liking” you contradict everything that you teach in Passion and purpose life course. Gosh. It’s almost like saying that I don’t bother to graduate from the high school, I quit, I don’t bother to study a university degree or a career, I might quit all healthy eating and just eat brownies and pizzas…because the world might end tomorrow.
What’s with that attitude? I think any normal person always dreams and pursues her dreams. A responsible person will always make plans for the future. I choose to do the both. Pandemic or not, makes no difference. I think that’s called “hope”. And faith.
Hi Jean, thanks for taking the time to comment. I hear that you don’t think I sound optimistic at all. I feel very optimistic and grateful for each and every day. What I meant to say in this blog post is that I realized that the opportunity available in times of uncertainty is to appreciate the present moment and the beauty that is all around us. I realized that I used to project more into the future because it was easier to see it and I thought that I could control it by doing what I needed to do. Now, I still plan. I’m planning the 2020 Extraordinary Life After 40 Summit for September, writing a book, and taking courses to keep expanding my consciousness because I have full faith that the world will not end. However, because I have no idea what the situation will be in a month or three or six, I am remaining more flexible and grateful for each and every moment. For instance, I am now living with my family in a rental house close to my parents but in a different country that is our home. The borders are closed and I have no idea when we will be able to go back home. This puts another layer into the unknown for me so I’m learning to flow with life even more. I’m seeing the opportunity to be more appreciative in the every day right here and now. I wanted to share this because I believe that many of us struggle with trying to control life and thus live in the future that we thought we could kind of predict based on our actions (getting our degrees, eating healthy, etc). We still will benefit a lot from these things of course. This is just an extra opportunity to let go of attachments and be in gratitude and inner peace in the present moment wherever we are. Hope that makes sense. xoxo
With each morning, it reminds me of the greatness we have in our kingdoms, our homes, our businesses, our lives. Always relearning the goodness and mercy we are gifted and are blessed with. Each day brings about a new, magical, mystical dawning. For this I cherish each new day and am rewarded many times. Natalie’s thoughts fuel this energy.
Thanks George! Holding on to gratitude and appreciation for each and every day is exactly what we have the opportunity to feel right now. Thanks for commenting!