This year I woke up to rain, not one of my favorite things. It’s the first time in 36 years that it has rained on my Birthday and even knowing that California needs every drop of this precious water, I am a sunshine girl. I like the heat, that’s why I moved to one of the hottest and dry climates in the nation.
So, on this cloudy morning, during my morning ritual, which usually allows me to watch the sunrise (no such luck on that day!) and think through my day and anything I want to tackle, I thought it was important to reflect on three crucial questions:
1- Do I like myself?
2- Do I like where I am at this point in my life?
3- How has my life been up to this point?
When pondering these questions, I could feel a calm and warm feeling come over me. Yes, I like myself, because I think I am a good and kind person. I always try to help others and I enjoy my creativity. I truly like where I am at this point in my life. I have a wonderful son, a loving husband, many good friends, a beautiful home and I don’t have to worry about anything. I couldn’t wish for more.
And to the question ‘how has my life been up to this point?’ I can only say: exciting and blessed. I have lived a full life. I have done everything I could have ever dreamed of and some bucket list items are still in front of me, easily fulfilled. How blessed am I? But I am mostly grateful that I have found a way to think right and good thoughts, which in turn keep me focused and on the right path to continued bliss. I don’t need much, I’m a humble person, and I appreciate life itself, even on the darkest days, because I know in my heart that all is good!