It's my life It's now or never I ain't gonna live forever I just wanna live while I'm alive ~ Bon Jovi - It's my Life ~ ***
After a good nights sleep, it was a little tough getting out of bed for my morning "coffee break". But, I reminded myself of why I do this and then realized it was more about sleeping in than getting up ... wondering to myself, what does the day hold?
After breakfast and making the morning juices, I needed to get out of the house. I had about 40 minutes to spare (odd right now) so decided to go for a nice light walk outside. As I walked I noticed all the people in the neighbourhood rushing to get to work. It reminded me that is what I use to do. Well, actually I never use to spring out of bed, I never was excited about my day. But what I did enjoy was the ritual of the whole thing. If I was lucky, I got a ride to work else I would take the local transit and watch all the people load up on the train. Many looked sad, angry, and discontent. Yet I felt a sense of comfort knowing that I wasn't alone. Odd how misery loves company.
Don't get me wrong, its not like my life was horrible, its just I had very little passion in my life. I worked hard, I did a good job and I was rewarded. But did it make my heart sing? unfortunately no. And now, when I walk in the morning in my loungewear, I miss the familiarity. I guess I knew what to expect. But what I didn't realize is that what I expected was a reflection of what I was thinking. I made my reality, and I took for granted a situation which was very rewarding in a lot of aspects. I met some great people and made some nice friends, I learned a great deal, I developed my skills, and I was well respected. So what makes my heart sing, what is my true passion ... health and wellness. And the very principles I was preaching to others, I forgot to preach to myself. Now is my chance to do just that. Practice what I preach.
Overall, today was a special day ... this afternoon gave me solace as my close friend and little sister Shefali and her daughter Meera who is 3 years old and Rohan who is 4 months old paid a visit. Such precious souls, reminded me of the importance of the present. Just a beautiful time, as I soaked in each and every moment. True wellness and yes definitely made myheart sing ~ "It's my life and I just want to live while I'm alive" :o)