Greetings my fellow lovers of life,
Today I wish to talk to you about viewing life from a different perspective. Lately I have been feeling rather down, mainly due to the winter months….feeling fat, sick and tired all the time….but the other day – on our Caetlyn’s birthday, we went for a lovely drive down to the copper coast and had a most lovely day looking at nature, being fascinated by sheep, crows, beautiful scenery, old houses, farms, clouds, sunshine, the skies and the rain.
It got us (as a family) thinking about priorities in life, what we want out of life and how we want to go about achieving it. Caetlyn decided she needed to cut back on Social Media, so she deleted her Twitter and Instagram accounts – with doing that she has achieved writing some music. Paul has decided that rather than spend all night after work just watching movies, we will watch one or two episodes of a series after dinner and then turn the television off around 8:30pm so we can do other things.
I have decided to return to my study and start taking care of my health…today I did half an hour on the treadmill and had good food to eat….I hope to carry that through for the rest of this week so that I can be fitter to start riding my bike to work when spring hits in a few weeks.
Paul found this picture which really has stopped us in our tracks and made us think about what we do in our lives- Mind Full vs Mindful – I think this say’s a lot of how we are in society these days – so much to do, jobs to rush to, relationships, keeping households and cars running, kids if you have them (we don’t)always having to think about stuff constantly can wear you down….unlike a dog who lives in the now and just enjoys the moment..
This year I returned to my former employer (Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources) after being away from them for 18 months….when I left I was drained and tired and hated being there……after I had been away from there for that all time and working in other Government Departments, I come to realise and appreciate how good it actually was there – so it has changed my whole perspective of the place and how I approach my workload.
So onwards and upwards for us, let’s hope that we can learn to be present and enjoy our special moments so that we can appreciate what we have in this life instead of complaining all the time about what we don’t have!!
How about you? Do you live in the NOW?
Have a great week everyone!!