Pop on Facebook or Skype today and you’ll surely find someone on a positive rant about how they love their life. Sadly, that phrase has been nearly worked to death by serial MLMers, trying to convince you that their life is so great, you should drop everything and come and do what they do so you can love life, too. Maybe I’m just a little bit jaded in this regard, because I’ve seen too many broke and miserable people trying to convince the world that life is grand. Or maybe it’s just because people who really think life is grand — or who are actually experiencing a grand life — rarely spend time trying to convince others of their reality. Instead, they’re too busy laughing and singing and dancing and enjoying a robust business or career to bother “showing off.”
Do you know what I’m talking about? You’ve seen it, too, haven’t you? The FAKENESS of it all.
I really don’t mean to sound negative — quite the opposite, really. Rather, I’d love to take this post and just explore what it means to love your life. Let’s start with you — what does it mean for YOU to love your life?
Maybe it’s small changes, like less complaining and more smiling. Maybe it’s big changes, like a cross-country move or a career switch or a new business endeavor.
Maybe it just means being happy — really happy.
I always thought it was interesting that the character in the Adam Sandler movie “Happy Gilmore” (pay no attention to those 2 stars and rent or Netflix it anyway. Totally worth it.) seems to be anything but happy in the first half of the movie. How did he even get that nickname? We never know.
It’s kind of like when you ask a depressed person, “How’s it going?” and they say “Fine. And you?”
Sometimes I think the word “fine” is really the death of our authenticity. A rote response that we mindlessly utter with no thought or meaning whatsoever.
But if you look authentically at yourself, at your life — do you love it? If not, what would it take to love it? Would you be willing to elevate it from “fine” to “fabulous”?
Look at what you LOVE most and why not do some of THAT today? Seriously. It’s far more fulfilling than you think, and takes surprisingly less effort. And no, it won’t cost you anything. Go for it. Life is waiting. Oh wait — I forgot — no it’s not! So you’d better get crackin’.