Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A new sunrise


It’s a grand old life we lead, surrounded with so many opportunities to succeed. We are presented with a new sunrise every single morning, a new day to handle whichever way we choose. We have food, a roof over our head, family, love, support, life. We can laugh, sing, skip to whatever rhythm our heart desires. We have choices.

Some days when I feel blue I try to focus on this. I imagine what life would be like without a full pantry and fridge, a comfy, warm bed, a family that no matter what happens, loves me unconditionally. I can’t imagine it, as I have never lived it. From as young as I can remember I have felt love and life. I thank my lucky stars for the life I have been granted, I know I am fortunate. Does it mean I don’t suffer grief, loss, sadness, pain, anger, hurt and sometimes self-doubt and self-loathing? No it doesn’t. I too suffer all of this despite the beautifully positive life I lead. But I make that choice to lead my life the best I can with the best that I have. I know I am lucky. Very lucky. I know my opportunities are abundant and my choices are plentiful. For that I am very grateful, and humble.

Life is what you make it. I choose to make mine positive, happy, fun loving and adventurous. I don’t make too many plans as I love to wake up and decide what I feel like doing on the day. I enjoy the small moments. I take in the small moments. I smile as often as I can, sometimes to myself. I laugh a lot. I enjoy quiet moments. I refuse to be reduced by negativity around me and avoid it whatever it takes. It may make me seem complacent to some, but that is my choice. I choose positivity. I choose happiness.

I choose life.

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  1. And that's what we love about you :)

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    1. Oh bless you Cate. The day you pop up on my blog is a good one. *happy dance* xo

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  2. I choose to read you blog because it serves as a reminder of all of this. Life is good! xox

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    1. Oh you're too kind! Thank you Teresa. xox

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  3. Life has many twists and turns but I, like you, choose happiness and try my very best to steer away from negative influences. X

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    1. It's the best way Leanne, steer away from negative influences and keep a positive outlook. Sure we all have our moments and life will throw curveballs now and again - all the more reason to treat the good times with respect. xo

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  4. The only thing we can control are our own choices & reactions - you choose to enrich your life (and that of others) with yours.
    I love it.
    :-) xx

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    1. Thanks Shar. You're spot on, our choices and reactions are within our own control. And with no control over so many other aspects of life I think it makes sense to choose wisely. :) xo

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  5. "Life is what you make it" - SO TRUE!

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    1. It is Lisa, so very true!

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  6. Fabulous post Peggy and *just* the kind I need to read right now. You are so absolutely spot on, this is the best way to lead a life... because it IS worth living xo

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    1. Thank you Julie, I'm glad you enjoyed reading it, especially at this difficult time. :) xo

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  7. Great words Peggy. I choose happiness too.

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    1. Good choice Vanessa, good choice. :)

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