Thursday, June 29, 2017

How To Live An Extraordinary Life

I have lived an extraordinary life.
But let me say this... it would have been extraordinary no matter what my circumstances,
because I chose for it to be so.

Now, you might say..."Well that's easy to say when you live in such a beautiful place!"
And yes, that's true.
But this place has not always looked like this.
Yes it is beautiful, green countryside... but it took a long time to get it to where it is now...
lots of time and lots of effort... hard work.
And it takes hard work to keep it that way.
Every single day... work.

This kind of hard work is not for everyone.
For me, however, it is the key to a life of satisfaction.
I am happy to be exhausted at the end of every day...
it's the evidence of a day well spent.
For me.

As for life being extraordinary...
I choose to see it this way.
I am grateful each morning when I open my eyes to another sunrise...
to the sound of birds singing...
to a breeze tickling the hairs on my arms...
to the taste of a ripe berry...
to the smell of a blossom.

All of these things are extraordinary.
It's the little things that make life great.

Yes, we all suffer pitfalls.
We are not strangers to illness, to sadness, to worries, to aging, and ultimately to death.
But, that is the human condition...
That is life.
Living is another thing.
Living is taking that life with all of its trials and tribulations
and making the very best of it.

There is one thing that each and every one of us has...
and that is TODAY!
Make it the very best you can.
Make it extra-ordinary!!


  1. :-) We are kindred spirits! Have an awesome day!

  2. great advice! i love being exhausted at the end of the day. it makes me feel accomplished! are those gladiolas behind the stone bunny? when do they bloom? i just planted some for the first time this year and was wondering why they aren't blooming yet.

  3. Excellent Beverly . . .
    We each have that gift . . .
    Grab on to it and make it so . . .

  4. Here's to another extraordinary day!

  5. Yes, the birds are singing and I'm off to an extraordinary day!!

  6. One of the reasons I enjoy your blog so much is your outlook on life. I also try to be positive, but lately there have been many family issues (illness, kids unemployed, etc.) that make it so hard. We also live in a beautiful place we have created and so I have to stop and just appreciate that! Thank you for reminding me to have an extra-ordinary day!


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