Why we are writing these blogs? Hmmm...Well first of all it's not because we are grand experts on life or that we take ourselves too seriously. We have just entered what is probably the second half of our lives, and we have survived and deeply enjoyed 22 years of marriage. It seems appropriate to pause and ponder. I think of it as half-time at a football game. Whether you're winning or losing, it's a good time to re-evaluate and think about how you want to play the rest of the game.
I don't know if this happens to you or not, but over the years I have found myself drawn to different themes at different times in my life.
A few years ago, I noticed that my life was spinning very fast. I had little time to enjoy the people around me, especially in my own home. It's true, I wasn't really having fun. I wasn't even enjoying the food on my plate because i was so focusing on the next task at hand.
Over time, I ran across these quotes and put them on my bulletin-board.
Here is the Theme:
THE ART OF MAKING HAPPY DISCOVERIES, OR FINDING THE
UNEXPECTEDLY PLEASANT BY CHANCE OR DECISION.
What a delightful word. I have noticed that when I allow a theme to arise, like SERENDIPITY, I don't really have to DO anything at first to see a change. Simply being aware begins to alter my experience and actions in line with the concept. Does that make sense? I started putting a higher value on ENJOYING LIFE and gave myself permission to pause and be aware.
This got me interested in other people's desires and what they ENJOY. I also had this crazy idea about people's bucket lists. For a couple of years I have had bucket list parties for my girl-friends. We have a little wine, yummy snacks, individually dream and get a little strategic about our goals. It's been pretty profound. I will write a blog about that...Actually, I think I will have an online bucket list party so you can experience, if you would like, what we do at these gatherings. But I have to go and enjoy my kids right now before they head back to college!!!!!
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