Life Is Good

Living Bliss - Head In The Clouds

 

Coming clean here.

I’m not one to celebrate.

Champagne, sparklers, big parties, exotic trips – not my thing.

Birthdays, anniversaries, civic holidays – they come and go like every other day.

 

Not that I forget … okay sometimes.

But that’s because I don’t know what day it is, not what the day is.

Life goes on as they say.

 

Maybe like-every-other-day really isn’t so bad.

And certainly more aligned with who I am.

Not celebrating large makes sense when living large doesn’t happen either.

At least not large from my view.

 

Celebrate - Make Tomorrow A New DayThe little things are celebrated as they appear.

A favourite team winning a curling event gets a cheer.

Giddiness abounds when one of the shy cats leaves their room to yip ‘get a move on’ with their breakfast.

Hallelujah! was exclaimed when the insurance payout was finally approved.

 

Sunsets get their commanded attention every night with due awe.

Joy purrs out all over with each kitty belly rub.

Potatoes are savoured for supper even when I just had them at breakfast.

 

Friends coming for dinner get a feast.

Christmas is guilt free couch potato heaven watching cheesy movies and eating everything by ourselves.

A Chinook rolling in with warming winds after -30C is cause to run outdoors.

 

Corny as this sounds, Life is good.

There are upsides to every day, even if waking up is the ground zero to work from.

Because the other direction leaves little to work with.

Seeing the positive is far more uplifting and opening than paddling about in negative.

 

There’s been a particular draw to noticing this distinction lately.

I’m being asked to choose from which path to live.

 

This isn’t about Pollyanna and rose coloured glasses.

Crap exists without a doubt.

What you do with crap is what matters.

 

Seeing even the tiniest piece of good is what helps us through in a way struggle can’t.

That alone is reason to celebrate – we are still here to make tomorrow a new day.

To start over again.

Another chance.

 

Don’t wait.

See the moment and celebrate now.

And feel free to celebrate over and over again.

 

 

Living Bliss is a jump-in-with-both-feet look at where Life bumps into the everyday – whether at work, play or times in between. Bliss knows no separation in the end. From a deeper dive into the ordinary pops forward the extraordinary life we search for – and has been there waiting for us to be.

 

Lorraine Watson Follow Your Light

Blissed by cats, potatoes and clouds, Lorraine is a “left-brained creative big picture idea” type who never stops questioning or connecting the dots to make real what isn’t yet seen. She uses her knack for combining intuitive abilities and logic to help re-ignite what Lights you up inside and make real “there’s something more”. Lorraine’s deepest wish is for you to be full of yourself in everything you do – a life truly lived in bliss.

 

7 thoughts on “Life Is Good

  1. Well said Lorraine! I love your attitude – especially since it’s one that so nearly mirrors my own. As you’ve said so well, it’s not that there aren’t stumbling blocks along the way, it’s what we choose to do about them. For me it’s all about enjoying the journey. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Thanks Marquita! Taking a closer look at Celebration this week really highlighted how much I enjoy so many of the little moments each day and feel like I’m celebrating all the time.

    Lorraine

  3. Hello Lorraine! I am very happy that I stumbled onto your article today! Although I for love celebrating all B-Days and Holidays I also have to much to celebrate on a daily basis as you have stated. There is nothing better then laying under the stars on a warm summers evening just taking in the scenery. Or to sit in the fishing shack on the ice and watching the sunrise. Yes Life Is Good! Thanks for sharing.. Chery :))

    • Wonderful you stopped by Chery! I too count stars and sunrises among the many gifts each day holds for me. Have yet to experience the fishing shack though. I can imagine the beauty in the stillness of the ice and air along with the darkness of water, not to mention the anticipation of what the day holds.

      Lorraine

  4. Gratitude is a wonderful thing. If you open your mind and heart, everything seems like a celebration… even the smallest joys. Thank you for sharing this with us!

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