Close your eyes. Now, take a deep breath — deeper. Feel your chest expand until you feel the pinch of capacity. Hold it there for just a moment, then with steady control exhale. Feel the air rush out of your body. Relax. Repeat five or six times. Focus. Feel your body breathe. Feel this moment (Go ahead, I’ll wait until you’ve finished).
Do you know what that is?
It’s your life.
Your life is a journey. A journey that you are worthy to travel, and even though it seems like the life’s happiness comes with some mystical destination, you know, like when you’re skinnier, or richer, or have kids, or get married to the right man, or get rid of your current man, but just like the pot of gold, all those ‘somedays’ will leave you always searching, and never finding.
How should you live on this journey? Your past? Well, it’s past. There’s nothing for you there. You can never return, so now all you can do is accept it. Try it. Breathe in slow and begin to practice accepting the life of your past, because it’s on that broken road that you’ve arrived at this beautiful moment.
Your future? Tomorrow isn’t promised, and it will take care of itself. So, let’s not focus on something that is not yet in our hands.
But this moment? This very second is where life happens. It’s this moment that we must be present, breathe, and be fully alive, for it’s in this moment that all is right in your life. It’s just the way it’s supposed to be — yes, every single broken part, and for that you must practice gratitude. You must not wait for someday to live your life. You can’t wait until everything is perfect, because life is not a destination. It’s a journey, a journey that you are responsible to walk down. Now fall in love with this journey.
Breathe in all that is good in your life. Use your voice. I am grateful for this life. I am grateful for…
Breathe out with a heart of gratitude. I am grateful for all the broken pieces of my life, for it’s in those pieces that I found my wings to fly.
Beautiful dove, you are meant to live this life wide open and with gratitude. You are meant to soar high, now it’s up to you to make it happen, because once you do, you will never be satisfied in your cage again.
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I’ve added this to Holley Gerth’s weekly link-up.