“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; And to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
Maya Angelou, American poet and civil rights activist

Recently I have had the opportunity to spend time with my granddaughter. She’s a great teacher! In addition to her endless energy I’ve enjoyed watching her, almost 2 year old, curious nature explore everything. It rekindled my own sense of curiosity, wonder, and joy. I don’t want to take things for granted or be satisfied with the status quo.

I’m reminded that living is a beautiful and dynamic process! Thriving instead of surviving is a choice. Finding one’s passion seems to be life long and ever changing. It’s taken me a while to find the humor in situations rather than judge what’s gone wrong or evaluate what could be done better, habits I carried over from my corporate experience. I’m choosing to be compassionate and seek to understand others more. And I realize that the only moment is NOW so why not BE curious in the moment? Why not enjoy life and find humor in situations? Why not explore and find your own style?

Canadian ice hockey goaltender, Maxime Lagacé, has said that “Curiosity and questions will get you further than confidence and answers.” Being curious and asking questions opens the door to explore the unknown and new possibilities. These new opportunities can ignite an inner passion to explore your dreams and allow new creative expressions to unfold. Why not? Remember, you are in charge of creating new realities. You are in charge of creating the life you want to live!

I believe that life is meant to be lived to the fullest. Yes, there are mysteries to solve and endless new opportunities to experience. We’re here on this planet for a relatively short period of time so what will it take to make your dreams real? Will being curious help you? You might be surprised where your path will lead you! The Theoretical physicist,

Albert Einstein, has said “Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.”

If you don’t have the opportunity to be around small children to help you remember what it feels like to experience the world with curiosity, joy, and wonder then perhaps you can recall these feelings as you sit quietly during your meditative or reflective time. Feel them. Let them begin to ignite the sparks within you. In the moment ask, “What am I curious about and want to explore right now? What is my passion and heart’s desire?” Sit with it and see what emerges without judgment. Be open to the surprise!

I’m curious what you will discover as you explore your possibilities and would love to hear from you. I also hope that those of you who celebrate Mother’s Day had a beautiful day. I’m sending you lots of love and trust that you week will be filled with joy, wonder, and love!

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