Have you ever thought about life as being one big spice rack? You get to choose which ingredients to add to your life. You can choose LOVING ingredients, or you can choose fearful ones. You can choose peaceful or hateful. You can choose abundance or scarcity. You can choose light or dark. Be the best chef in your life by taking a pinch of several ingredients you choose, blending them, keeping them at a nice simmer, adding more as needed, and enjoying your Happier Life recipe.
Moving forward, I invite you to create your recipe for a Happier Life by mixing the following ingredients: Gratitude: A healthy blend of appreciation is a crucial ingredient. When you can be grateful for your contrasting experiences, knowing you are on a path to a happy life is a tasty treat. You know this is just a momentary experience that is helping you grow and evolve. LOVE: LOVING you, LOVING life, and LOVING others should be a daily ingredient and used often. When challenges arise, ask yourself, 'What would LOVE do?' Forgiveness: forgiving others is truly a benefit for your wellbeing. Even more, important is forgiving yourself for allowing other's misdeeds to permeate your being. Forgive yourself for taking things personally or your involvement in the contrasting experience. Trust: Trust in yourself, knowing that each experience you choose, whether caring or contrasting, is part of your life path - you chose, so trust you chose well. Allow: Everyone's path is slightly different, some have more bumps, twists, and turns, but each is the right journey for that person. Allow everyone to mix their ingredients for their life without judgment. Mostly, I want you to remember that even the best cooks ruin a recipe on occasion. But a true chef doesn't give up, (s)he works on perfecting it. Have fun blending the ingredients to create your perfect recipe.
Until next week, happy pinching!
My life is perfectly blended with LOVE, health, peace, and abundance.
Words to LOVE by:
"What is the recipe for achievement? To my mind, there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you LOVE, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team." ~ Benjamin Fairless
"There are three ingredients to the good life: learning, earning, and yearning."
~ Christopher Morley
"The ingredients of health and long life are great temperance, open-air, easy labor, and little care." ~ Philip Sidney