Last week, a young woman I know who didn’t take care of herself died of a stroke. She was 25 years old. Another woman, dear friend of a friend, died of a heart attack. She was 53 years old.
I also know another lady who says there’s nothing in her life, no love, no fun, nothing. Only her grandchildren are that keep her going.
She is only 46.
It makes me so sad… I know how this lady feels, because there were times in my life, too, when only my children gave me reason to get up in the morning.
Then I realized: What am I waiting for? What are WE waiting for?
We’re not promised tomorrow, ladies. Tomorrow might never come.
Do you have joy in your life?
Something that makes you instantly happy when you wake up in the morning?
Something that makes you forget about time?
Something that allows you be YOU, not a mother, not a wife, not a daughter, just YOU, having a blast?
You know, I’m talking about being in the flow, doing what you love, and feeling energized at the end… 🙂
Is joy missing from your life?
We are grown women, responsible, dutiful. We have so much on our plates, we’re stressed and drained 24/7.
I agree that we should appreciate everyday happiness, the first rays of the warm spring sun, our family, our home. And I am grateful for those, every single day.
But I also know that without the bursts of utter bliss, life is dry like a day-old cake without filling.
And it is gone just as fast as a cake.
If you only listen to one thing that I write in this rant today, let it be this:
Bring joy into your life!
Look for it. Make room for it. Allow yourself to soak in it.
Even if just an hour a week, that moment of joy will carry you through the hard times.
That moment of joy will charge your energy and motivation.
That moment of joy will do wonders for your well-being.
I hear you asking: Really? What has joy to do with health and fitness and energy?
Let me tell you: A lot. It has a lot to do with our wellness.
Scientists spent decades researching this topic, and the conclusion is:
The happier you are, the healthier you will be and the longer you will live. Period.
Email me for references if you doubt it. 🙂
So, back to my question, do you have JOY in your life?
Hugs to you all,
Your spring-lovin’ health and wellness coach in Calgary.
PS: My joy is dancing. Three hours every second week. Utter bliss.