Our Life Is Up To Us

“Life, like any other exciting story, is bound to have painful and scary parts, boring and depressing parts, but it is a brilliant story, and it is up to us how it will turn out in the end.” ~ Bo Lozoff …

I like how Bo looks at life as an exciting story, filled with joy and happiness, pain and sorrow, suspense and thrills, lulls and boredom. Of course, it is great to experience the good times and fully soak them up. Yet in our times of trouble, when we are faced with difficulties and sorrows, it is easy for us to become overwhelmed and to feel hopeless, as if this is what all of our experiences in life will be. Yet this is never true… for at any given point in our life, we have the ability to say, “This is not how my story will end.”

If we want to get the most out of our lives, then we have to make the effort to look at our lives in a positive light–a light that brings forth the beauty and wonder of this life and adds to it with our own unique gifts and talents. There will be times that are tough… but we have to see the light at the end of the tunnel and make our best effort to get the most out of the journey towards that light.

Life is truly a brilliant story. And this is the beauty of it–we are the authors… and it is our story to write.

Look for the inherent beauty in your life right now.

Questions to consider:

In the midst of the difficulties and troubles you are faced with… what exciting and brilliant stories await you?

What elements would make up the chapters of your story?

What are some ways to ensure you make the most out of each day you are blessed with?

For further thought:

“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never; in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common–this is to be my symphony.” ~ William Henry Channing


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