A life well lived

       Lately, I have been thinking about “life” and all that it entails.  I guess you can say I am having an early mid-life crisis (well if I live to be 70, this would actually be mid-life…now that is a scary thought).  The question of “how” I am living my life has been wreaking havoc on my brain the past few weeks.  Am I fulfilling my purpose?  Am I doing everything I am supposed to do with the cards I’ve been dealt.  Speaking of…have you ever considered that we have all been dealt different cards, but it is what we do with those cards that determines the outcome of our life? (But that is a different topic for another day) Am I doing all I can for those less fortunate?  Am I doing enough for my family? For my career?  For my future?  Are you starting to get the picture?  I guess I just feel like there is so much more for me to do.
“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”Luke 12:48 NIV
I have been given much!
We all have that friend who makes us feel like we aren’t quite living up to our end of the deal.  The friend who seems to do it all, and look like a total rock star doing it? In fact, I have several of those friends who make me feel (self-inflicted) like I am totally not pulling my weight in this thing called life.  Whether it be the PTO president who is in 10 other organizations but still has time to have their kids in 10 different life enhancing activities, or the homeschooling mom of 5 who runs her own non-profit business and is an active member of the community, or maybe it is the mom who works a full-time job, volunteers, has 3 kids, has the picture perfect marriage, and still finds time to look like perfection.  The bottom line is that I can be that person too…I just have to start somewhere !
Hence this post, inspired by this picture:Be brave
We all have ideas, things we want to do, the problem is most of us don’t know where to start…so we don’t start.  Then those ideas become long-lost dreams, added to the long list of “wish we would-haves”.

So, in keeping with the theme of this blog: start living a life you can feel like you are thriving at.  Take that risk! What is the worst that could happen?

You want to lose that baby weight?  Just start!  You have to start somewhere and you can figure it out as you go, you don’t have to have everything perfect to start.
You want to start a business?  Make that phone call to the friend who can help you get started or give you tips to get moving in the right direction.
You want to have a better marriage? Start with daily notes to your spouse or simple small gestures that show them how much you love them.
You want to volunteer?  Choose an organization and start volunteering an hour a week or a month.
You want to learn another language?  Start watching YouTube videos.  You don’t have to spend a fortune on private tutors or Rosetta Stone to start.
You want to write a book?  Grab a piece of paper and just start writing!
You want to start a blog? (yup…I am talking to me) Go to google and figure out how to get started.  You don’t have to know everything to get started and there are 4,080,000,000 Google search results that will tell you how.  That number is overwhelming, so just pick one.  It will be more than imperfect and you will learn a lot as you go, but maybe something you write will inspire and help someone to live life to the fullest.
The moral of the story…Be brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience. ~P.Coelho

2 thoughts on “A life well lived”

  1. Well said!. At this said I think a lot of women go through these emotions. We have to know we are needed but still know we are being fulfilled ourselves. Remember, our love tank needs to be filled if we want to keep going and going. Keep up the good work.


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