Starting Your Fire…

Happiness   Learning to Loe Your Life

Your life today is where you are.  It does not matter what happened before today, and we do not know what tomorrow will bring.  Even the lessons we learned in the past do not always hold truth for this moment and the now and the future.  It is like a fire on the beach on a Sunday night…it burns brightly, it is romantic, and , unless tended constantly, it dies.  In the words of Bruce Springsteen, “You can’t start a fire without a spark.”  And that last spark probably died on Sunday night.  It is time to start a new fire.  After all, it is Monday, the day of beginnings every week.  Mondays are hard.  In fact, they can be down right difficult.  But learning to love your life can be easier if you are happy with your life; the love will come; it always does, at least for a moment.

Money and happiness?  Are they really linked?  In some cases, they are.  In some cases, they are not.  Happiness stands apart from money.  Yes, it helps to have money to be able to buy moments of happiness.  But, if you do not love your life, happiness is pretty elusive no matter how much money you may have.  And loving your life really needs to have you identify what strengths you have.  And then to feel those strengths that are passions.  A fire on the beach remains small until you care for it and see it grow!  It is up to you to find the opening in life, as in the fire building, to make something small into something big.  It is up to you to find the love and then be able to be happy with what you are, what you have, and what you want.  Keeping it all in perspective allows you to stoke the fire not only to make it big but also to keep you warm.  That is what happiness is…loving your life so much that it keeps you warm not only in the moment but in the next moment and the next…

jan@empowerexcellencewithjan.com

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