Life Keeps Getting Better

Heart In The Sky

It’s been an emotionally taxing week. Between my pup, a person close to me that continues to have a difficult time with “I will be Happy When” and Princess working through some things, it’s almost 5pm in the evening and I have already climbed into my pajamas. Yes. I know me too. I will probably crawl back out of my pajamas and go for a run. And soon. 

Red Heart

With everything that has gone on this week, I have been doing a lot of thinking. After my heart stuff I made the choice to believe that life keeps getting better. The hearts in nature were, and are, my evidence to support that belief.  I take in active part in showing up and being on the lookout for more hearts. More evidence to support my belief. The hearts are what continue to fuel my belief. Inspire Me. Motivate Me. Encourage Me. To be a better version of myself. Because life keeps getting better. And I need to get better along with it.

Green Heart

The past two years have for the most part, been good years. Maybe even great years. But I believe next year will be better. The year after that, even better. And so on and so forth.

Yellow Heart

You see I am not waiting for my future to happen to me. I am showing up. I set goals. I do things to transform those goals into my reality. My future. My life. I spend a lot of time thinking about my life. My future. About myself. I look forward. And if I do look back, it’s only a quick look to see if I missed a lesson. I believe my future will be good. I am not waiting for the next thing life hands me. I am holding tightly onto trust. Trust in the design. The Plan. Of my life. And I love my future. I love my life. And I own every bit of it. I love myself. And I accept I will never be anyone else’s version of perfect. Except for my own.

Spray Paint Heart

Because don’t you see? Either way, if you believe life keeps getting better or life keeps getting worse. Even when things feel too hard.  You will be right.

How has your week been?

Did you get out and run or walk today?

Have you found a heart yet? I am still looking forward to seeing them in my inbox.

And I am looking forward to seeing what you pretty awesome people have been up too!

Until next time, always be true to yourself and think like a boss!

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26 thoughts on “Life Keeps Getting Better

  1. So many thoughts prompted by this post. My secretary most definitely thinks like you … almost every day when I walk in she tells me it only gets better.
    After reading your post I thought of this, as I look back at my life, I think of the glass as being most decidedly half empty … probably less than half empty. But when I look forward all I see is a glass half full … probably significantly more than half because of the endless possibilities of the future. And I own what happens with that future, just as I owned what happened with my past. And all I can say is that to the extent I didn’t get to happiness in the past, I owe it to myself to get there with my future.
    As for running and walking. I have “run” five times in the last seven days. My pace is about 2-3 minutes per mile slower than it was a couple of years ago, but hey, it’s more than a brisk walk. The interesting thing is that, so far, it’s not my groin that’s the problem, it’s my knees.

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    • I love your thoughts on this!

      Oh wow that’s so awesome you have ran! Maybe different shoes? I noticed my knee started bothering me on my last run, time for new shoes! 🙂

      You don’t have much time to make up in what, just under a year ya? You’ll blow past your old pace time! 🙂

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      • Yes. I think it’s time for new shoes, particularly if it looks like I’ll be able to continue running. 🙂 I was really happy with last night’s effort. The first couple of miles are always difficult, but there’s a moment when I either want to give up and start walking or I decide to push through and keep running. I kept running last night and got through to the other side — where the breathing evens out and the pain in my knees and calves decreases significantly. Four miles without a walking break last night.

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      • That is so awesome and I completely understand how rewarding, accomplished etc it feels after not being able to do it for so long! I am so happy for you! And 4 miles? You are a boss! I am still not able to run a full mile yet without quick walking breaks. And most definitely new shoes are in order for you! 🙂

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  2. Sorry, been gone. Not necessarily physically gone all the while, but have not been on here. Will continue to look for hearts and yes we did walk today. It was a great walk, we took the long road. Maybe I asked before but my memory sucks, where are you in the birth order?
    Love you post, today!

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    • Great to “see”you! I wondered how you have been doing! I checked your site here and there but figured you were having time with family still. I hope all went well and you both are doing good. 🙂

      I am the oldest of 4 and have two older half sisters. Do you know much about it?

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  3. There is nothing better that I could have read on a rainy Friday night after a long week. As I re-evaluate some of my own goals and the action steps needed to reach them, your wise words will linger in my mind and heart. Thank you. . .

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    • That is so true! The person close to me that is having a difficult time is completely focused on one thing, as is my Princess in a different way, it is so difficult to try and help when someone can’t really see anything else, solutions included. And I completely agree having a positive attitude definitely helps the difficult things be a little less difficult. 🙂

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  4. You are truly an inspiration! Unfortunately I am one of those people who spends a lot of time looking back, always wishing I had done this or that differently. I’m trying to change that, trying to spend more time looking forward to the future, but it’s a slow process to break a lifelong habit 🙂 I went for a walk yesterday, before I saw your post. I’m starting to think of Friday as “Free Will Fridays.” My husband and I carpool sometimes, although it’s not very convenient for me due to road construction, and I don’t like to feel rushed to leave work. So instead of carpooling on Fridays and going to the gym together, the last three I’ve driven in alone, taking a long (~ hour) walk at mid-afternoon and finishing off the rest of the day, leaving work when I feel I’ve accomplished something. The walk is both physically and psychologically renewing: I get off my butt and away from the computer, and I get to lose myself in whatever audio book I happen to be listening to, while still enjoying the sight of dragonflies, hawks, and egrets that I see along the nature trail. When I return to work, I feel relaxed (and hot and sweaty 🙂 ) and with a better disposition to focus on whatever task I have currently at hand. It’s a nice way to end the work week. I haven’t yet been looking for hearts, but I will on my next walk 🙂

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    • Thank you so much! 🙂 It is definitely difficult sometimes to not look back without feeling some sort of “what if” or “what could I have done differently” and I agree it is a lifelong process. As long as we are more mindful of it, then it seems, at least to me a little easier to not feel the “what ifs” etc.

      “Free Will Fridays” I love it! It sounds like a wonderful time to have for yourself. 🙂 I am currently listening to Brene Brown’s “The Power of Vulnerability”, such a great book, she is a wise woman indeed! 🙂

      I look forward to seeing a heart! With Fall upon us it is a treat to have all the different colors of nature available. 🙂

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  5. I love your perspective and your attitude!!! You have such a great outlook on life and I hope you always keep it. Life is never easy, but with vision as you have, life will always be good! Thanks for the wonderful posts and always keep your perspective!

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  6. Great post. I also believe in going out and grabbing hold of life. I didn’t go walking or running but I did spend the whole weekend mountain bike touring. Am on a 4hr train ride home. That’s how keen I was to get out adventuring and grabbing life by the horns. Haha.

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