It’s always ‘way smart
when one listens to their bodies…and takes it easy to the xtreme.
Okay, true, I did get my P90x workout in, but besides that, I gave myself permission to take a nap in the morning, nix going to the gym, and enjoy some nice calm work online.
But the thing that really made an impression on me today was at karate. I normally do not take beginners anymore, as I’m ‘way past that, but my daughter’s friend participated so I joined in again. And I was able to watch my kids practice, and then see my husband arrive with the other kids, and watch how content they were….and I realized that now, in my 40s, life is really darned good.
I think that the true secret to happiness is appreciating the good times, loving your family, laughing with your friends, realizing the bad times – they do indeed pass, and witnessing how your actions can give joy to the lives of those important to you.
Work – it’s transient.
Shallow friendships – they’re beyond transient.
Angsting over the small stuff – a waste of time beyond belief.
Teaching the above to your kids and letting them internalize what’s really important to them – now that’s an incredible gift to give.
So! If you have folks you love and people you cherish and family members who mean the world to you – take the time and let them know how special they are. I did today, and it really made their day. So often, we just don’t take the time to let people know their importance in our lives.
I am one lucky woman indeed, I am.
Time to call it a night,
ps – Valentine’s day is coming up!