Are you Living your life or Existing each day?

Wednesday, May 9

This morning I didn't really feel like getting out of bed, and I walked to the train station wishing that the weekend was closer.  A year ago, this kind of feeling in the mornings would have been completely normal for me.

Since all my Melanoma Dramas though, I have really been enjoying each day more, and I have made a conscious effort to not wish each moment and day away.  

I'm not sure what made me feel like this today, but it didn't get my day off to a good start.

But as life so often happens, I had a very motivating conversation at work this morning.

We discussed the difference between living life and making a conscious decision daily to enjoy each day and not simply existing.  

Not going through each day simply to survive working and then getting home and getting household chores done.


About What Makes us Happy and when last you we did any of these things.

Trying to step out of the bubble that sweeps us along each day, and to frequently reflect on our lives and our happiness.

Ultimately, our lives start at one point and end at another.  It is up to us to ensure that we have the best time in the middle that we can..

As Gretchen Ruben says in her book the Happiness Project, I was reminded today:

50% of our Happiness is down to our Genetics

10-20% is down to our life situation, job, marital status, religion, education or ethnicity

The remaining 30 to 40% of how Happy we are is down to our Attitude

My day improved remarkably after reflecting on these thoughts.

Are you having the best time possible?

Have a Happy Healthy Day
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