Friday, October 1, 2010

What Makes You Tick??

What are those things that keep you going day after day? Is it a good cup of coffee? Maybe a delicious meal? Or what about your dream job? Does your family keep you doing what you do? Or do you have a group of close friends as your support network?

Whatever it is, or even who it may be, you must find something in life that keep you going. Something that gives you purpose in life. That special something or someone that makes each and every day of your life just a little bit more meaningful than the last.

I love my little family dearly. My husband and daughter are my constant in a world of uncertainties. I also love a good cup of coffee, and a very productive working rainy day that forces me to stay inside and work. A really good book inspires me. I love to read about people and their stories. I tend to have an artsy-craftsy side to me so I delve in to all kinds of crafty goodness when I have the time. I also love to learn from others and enjoy reading and perusing their work. Traveling is a great time as well. Meeting new people and seeing new places always makes my heart happy. And, last but not least, physical fitness along with personal well-being and an overall positive, inspiring, motivating influence on others is what drives me day after day. I like to think that I wake each and every day with a smile on my face, ready to face the world and make changes, one body at a time. I don’t necessary want to take the world by storm, but would rather enjoy knowing that I have made a difference in the life of another. I give God the glory each and every day for these times in my life.

Sometimes, some things can happen that involve these things that can rock your boat or your world per se, even if just a bit. We suffer through broken friendships and broken relationships and there goes something we had in common. Or maybe we find out something about our favorite author, actor or painter that we do not necessarily agree with. Perhaps our dream job turns out to only be a dud job.

What must we do if this happens? When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade, right? We take these experiences in life and we make something positive out of it. We have all been through rocky relationships with friends and family members, some mended, others not. And that is okay. That is what makes us who we are today.

When something changes in our life, we simply find a different way of living. We may not change our likes or dislikes, our tastes, or our trends. And we really should not change who we are in the big picture. Instead, we just find a new something or someone to love in life. We take up a new hobby. We find another good book to read. We get out there in the world and meet new people and see new places, both near and far. We do not allow these times in life to shut us down, or we should not anyway. Life is for the living, and we have come to realize that for the most part. We hear it enough throughout our lifetimes, that I’m sure there is no possible way for us to ever forget it. It is forever ingrained in our hearts and minds.

So tell me…what is it that makes you tick?? What helps you to wake up each and every day with a smile on your face, ready to take on the world?

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