“Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.”
Jack Kerouac, American novelist and poet

Have you ever found yourself dreading to get out of bed and start another day? There are times in my life that I have! As I’ve become more aware I find that this doesn’t happen any longer. Why? I know that I can create my day however I want it to be. I can look forward to experiencing every moment or I can complain about what’s not working. In fact, it’s my choice. Don’t get me wrong, looking back, there are things I think I would do differently. Then I remind myself that I’m who I am today because of my past experiences. NOW, this moment, is what’s important! “Why not love my life every moment?” I ask. It’s up to me to change it if I don’t. I can’t say that enough. It’s up to me to change it!

American memoirist, poet, and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou, has said “Success is loving life and daring to live it.” Hmmm. Daring to live life. That’s an amazing concept. Yes, as I reflect on living life I can see where it takes courage to really live it. Why? Fear of changing and fear of the unknown can create a lot of resistance to change. Remaining with the status quo often is perceived as a safer choice; however, personal growth can be limited. Imagine waking up each morning and giving thanks for at least one thing in your life? Perhaps you also ask for courage to live the day to the fullest, being the best you that you can be. At the end of the day take a moment before sleeping to reflect on what, if anything, was different in what you experienced during the day. Ask, “What in me has changed and how do I feel? Did I laugh more, love more, understand more, immerse myself in beauty more; accept and appreciate myself and others more? Did I live my best life today? Did I love life more?”

I’m sure that many of you have heard the saying ‘that life is too short’. Our physical life sure is. Why not love life more then? Lawyer, anti-colonialist, and political ethicist, Mahatma Gandhi, has said “Where there is love there is life.” Love is the greatest transformer of all. What if each day begins by looking through the lens of love with an intention to love life? In loving life more will you be more kind, compassionate, understanding, accepting and open to give and receive love? Will you feel more alive? I’m curious. How will others around you respond to you and the life you’re creating and loving? So exciting. Be courageous and dare to love life! I will. I look forward to hearing from you and I’m sending you lots of love. 

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