Life is Amazing

Have you ever had one of those moments where you can almost comprehend how incredible life is? I remember it happening once in first grade. It’s the only time I can actually remember vividly – I was sitting sideways on a little wooden chair in our classroom and was suddenly overwhelmed by the knowledge that I was actually alive.

It is so easy to get caught up in the general day-to-day humdrumminess of life as usual. So often I find myself frustrated at where I am, feeling like I have let myself down and don’t know how to get to where I want to be. I’m not even sure I know where I want to be, which doesn’t make me feel any better. And paying any attention to world events doesn’t exactly life the spirits.

I have been thinking lately about the person I want to be, and how I need to adjust my personality and outlook in order to be that person. I want to be positive and bright, and in order to make that happen I need to lose some of my cynicism and really take the time to remember the magnificence of life. To look around and notice what is good.

So here are 5 things I think are amazing right now. Maybe I will make this a weekly post.

  1. My baby girl. Of course I have to start with her. She is incredible: strong, smart, funny. The very essence of the miracle of life. My daily inspiration to be a better person.
  2. The way Things Work Out. They do, though sometimes they don’t work in the way you would expect and it can take a while to accept and understand.
  3. Family. My family in particular, including my husband’s side. No particular reason at the moment, they just generally are and it is good to remember.
  4. Caffeine. I can feel like absolute crap, and then I drink a cup of tea and the world is rosy. Caffeine is powerful.
  5. The night sky. Nothing puts things in perspective better than staring up at a clear night sky. We are living in the country now and the sky is amazing.

What is amazing to you right now?

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