Our journey to Living Life More wouldn’t be done justice if we didn’t make a point to share this thought, Make the Most of Today. We are young enough we still dream and go and do and I hope we never loose our sense of adventure. But we are also old enough to have seen and experienced tragic losses of people we loved or cared about. Today is really all we can be sure of. Most of us have numerous responsibilities; work, kids, homes, bills, etc… but we all have the same 24 hours in a day and what sets us apart from others is how we choose to spend them. I know that we aren’t always the best at remembering this everyday, but here are a few things we have learned along the way to help make the most of today and hopefully help you feel you are living life more!
Play in the Rain When was the last time you played in the rain, or jumped in a puddle? “Playing” the way you did unashamedly as a child will wake up your senses and make you laugh and feel alive!! It’s an exercise in getting out of your comfort zone and in stopping the worry about what others may think, but if you can get yourself to “Play” again, you won’t regret it!
Try Something New
How do you know if you will love it, if you will be good at it, or if it will be fulfilling if you never try? It’s exhilarating trying new things! I would rather be a bit scared and say I did it than regret that I never tried.
learning to wakeboard Accomplish one of the “BIGGIES” We are all much more capable than most of us give ourselves credit for. You can train your mind and body to do just about anything!! I personally have felt like I was living life to the fullest at the finish line of a marathon or the top of a 14,000 ft mountain! Go out and do something that you consider BIG and then celebrate that accomplishment! Even brag a little – you earned it!
Spend time doing things you LOVE or bring you peace & joy! This is different for everyone, from running or yoga, to bible study or reading a good novel, whatever it is that you just LOVE that moment because it is almost transcendent the peace and joy you feel in your spirit – DO THAT often!!! Daily if you can! OF COURSE – Spend time with those you love! Celebrate life with those you love, hug, appreciate, and adore them. Sure some people we love also drive us crazy at times, but we wouldn’t be who we are or have the life journey we do without them!
There are a ton more, like lighten up and laugh, have the glass of wine (or three:), get a good nights sleep for once, etc… but most of all don’t take your life journey for granted. Be grateful every day and live this life like its the only chance you have to make a difference and a footprint on earth, because it is!
This picture was taken at the Columbine memorial.