Thursday, January 23, 2014

Confessions of a Wallower

What does success look like?  I know I think at some point ____ will happen and I'll feel there.  As if I made it... but the more I live the more I really feel like success is being able to deal with the day to day and enjoy life in light of all of it.

If I don't take the time to be thankful for where I am now will I later when I have more and I am busier (cause let's face it you never have both time and money ... unless you retire... maybe?).  One photographer that I quite enjoy as a person and who has faced up to her mistakes in a very responsible way recently posted on trying to get herself out of a funk.  She stated that when she tried to get herself out she often used activities that focused on her and her desires and how that never seemed to lift her up.  She recently started volunteering and how she found joy with her shift of focus.

I thought that was such a nice reminder.  How much of the time do we want to feel better and focus on what makes up our lives and how we want things... I don't know about you but when I do this I don't often feel satisfied.  It is one of the reasons I love Christmas.  I was raised with gifts not just being things you give but if you are going to give a gift but a time for you to focus on the person you are giving it two and what they might enjoy, what makes they joyful, what they love... it is a season where the focus is on loving others as they are for who they are.

So I am going to take a lesson out of the giving book: when I feel down this week instead of wallowing as I love to do I will instead think of a way I can give of myself or my time to help another.

I hope this week is filled with joy and celebration but if you have lull in all that amazing... give it a try and see if it works for you too!

Live. Love. Loud.

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