“Be in love with your life, every detail of it.” – Jack Kerouac
I don’t want to just exist. I want to live. Really live. I want to experience bliss and joy and feel it all. I want to have stories to tell when I am old.
And I want to be in love with my life. All of it. The good, the bad, the tough, the magical and the ordinary. Every moment. I want to appreciate them all.
Sounds too good to be true, right? Though, I actually believe that it is totally possible.
So, for Valentine’s Day this year, I want to focus on how to fall in love with life. How to wake up every morning, good days + bad, and just feel so freaking in love with the rapture of being alive that I’m about to burst. (I have to say, just writing this makes me all giddy and butterfly-y inside about life).
choose you: Say no. The world will not stop turning if you take a day off. Or if you choose to eat lunch by yourself. Do what you need to rest + relax. Plan time to just be, to read, to take a bath, to watch tv, to take a walk, whatever makes you calm every single day. Squeeze it in to your super busy schedule.
choose adventure: Try new things. Challenge yourself. Take a chance on something, or someone. Be open for crazy, spontaneous opportunities. Expect amazing things and imagine the possibilities.
choose the moment: Slow down and live in the present. Focus on right here, right now. Breathe. Meditate.
choose kindness: Be nice to yourself + others. Show compassion. Get some perspective. You are not supposed to be the best at everything, nor is everyone else. Instead, we are all simply supposed to be the best person that we can be – in our own unique ways.
choose positive vibes: Do things that make you happy. Be around people who inspire you and lift you up. And, remember, it is totally ok to take the negativity out of your life. Surround yourself with as much positivity as you can. And be aware of what you are sending out… because what you put out there in the world is what you will attract back into your life.
choose your own path: Make your own life. Screw what society says, or the norms, or what you think is expected or what you should do. In fact, take the word should right out of your life. Instead, create your own way. Follow your own dreams, however crazy or ridiculous or wrong they may seem to others. Dare to be different!
You guys, we truly only have one life to live. Just this one. So, we might as well fall in love with it. Every single bit of it. Over + over again. Day after day. Moment to moment.
Happy Valentines Day, out there. This is YOUR day… your day to choose to live the life that you want and to love your life, yourself, and others with all that you have! Let’s get going!
Lots of love to you all! xoxo. liz.