I was having a chat with a friend who was sharing some great news with me. He was finally presented with an opportunity that would give him the kind of daily life experience that he had been wanting for a long time.
For as long as I can remember, he had always wanted to ride around the neighborhood on his bike with a basket in the front to carry his groceries. He wanted to live by the beach or at least live close enough to smell the ocean. It’s a huge life success accomplishment in my mind and it reminded me of a conversation I had with a friend a while way.
When I was in my early 20’s, I was having a conversation with my best friend from childhood, who is still my best friend to this day. Anyhow, she had always experienced sinus infections, colds, headaches, asthma, etc. since elementary school. Well, one day she visited this new doctor who was sympathetic to her constant infections. He simply asked her, “how do you feel“, in which she replied, “well, I’m not having sinus issues at the moment, and as long as I have my throat drops, noise spray and some tissues “ I can manage.” Well, he looked her straight in the eyes and said, ” I feel like you could have better days”. I loved this statement from the moment I heard it but like most things we hear when we are young, it goes into a vault, only to be retrieved when you have earned your time on the planet and your wise enough to receive the message.
What is the message? Well, for me, it certainly makes me contemplate whether I am enjoying my life or just simply settling for it in every aspect of it. The answer to life enjoyment is different for everyone, so we each have to search our own souls to figure out if we are being true to ourselves.
Basically, ask yourself, are you having the best days possible? Are you being true to your needs? Are you honoring what you are worthy of?
If not, what are you doing to bring yourself closer to it? It might be time to create a new bucket list or to make a bucket list 🙂 xo