Do you know what that means? More importantly, what does it mean to you to live a life to the fullest? Some people spend their days in comfort. Then there are people that live each day just wishing for more, and they just settle for less than what they wish for. What you fill your life with is a choice we make every day. Each action or non action, each choice, and each thought we have is what creates our day and fills our lives.
Always wishing for more in life?
We have all wished for more in life. I’ve wished upon a shooting star when I was younger. Now that I am older I still do it because it’s fun when you see a shooting star streak through the night sky. Only now, for me, my wishes have become prayers to God. If you don’t believe in God, just bear with me please. When I first started doing that I would ask God to help give me this or that, but it always seemed like my wishes and prayers were not being answered. It was like something or someone just kept holding me back or knocking me down. Was it God punishing me, the people in my life, or some kind of bad luck keeping me from receiving even one of my wishes?
I found out that it was me holding me back, and I was actually getting my prayers answered all along. There was a very inspirational book I read when I was in a situation in my life that just felt utterly hopeless for anything to change. I was on the brink of giving up on God, giving up on wishes, and giving up on myself. Then I was given the book You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L Hay. This book probably saved my life.
If we are always wishing or praying for something in the future, it will stay in the future. We must embrace the now. Be thankful for what we have in our lives every day, and not be discourage by what we haven’t received. I was not embracing the joys in my life, like my two wonderful children. I let go of the frustration of not receiving what I wanted right then, and I changed the way I looked at myself and my life. I was filled with disappointment, fear, anger, and hopelessness always trying to reach for wishes that never seemed to come true. Then, after reading that book, I let go of all of the negative I had filled my life with and started embracing and accepting the positive that I was receiving. My ex husband no longer received the angry responses he wanted from hurting me, so he just stayed away. This is exactly what I had prayed for. Positive people started showing up in my life just when I needed them the most. The prayers I had longed for came true.
The comforts in life we enjoy.
Do you like where you are in your life right now? Do you enjoy your job every day? If the answer to these questions is no then there is probably a “but” to go along with it. I don’t like my job, but it helps you pay for the things you have in your life. My family misses me and I wish I could spend more time with them, but we can afford the new house, cars, etc. It is OK to fill your life with comforts as long as they bring you happiness and joy. Don’t let yourself be comfortable if you’re not enjoying the comfort.
“Money can’t buy happiness.” There is a reason we have all heard this saying. Are you filling your life with the joy and happiness you want? Don’t settle for less than you deserve because you might be missing out on what you desire the most. Maybe you are afraid that if you lose your job then you will lose all that you’ve gained, but losing your job can’t take away your knowledge and experience you’ve gained. Embrace setbacks or disappointments as an opportunity in your life to fill it with what will truly make you happy.
Don’t settle for a relationship you’re not happy in just because you are afraid to be alone or afraid to lose what you have. Do you really enjoy the comforts in your life if you’re not happy? If you’re not happy then you shouldn’t settle for less just because you are comfortable. It is not fair to you or the people close to you. Love yourself and be happy with yourself, then you will enjoy all of the comforts in life more.
Life goes on.
Wallowing in self-pity, fear, despair, or maybe hopelessness does not stop life around you. It only stops you from moving forward with your life. There are so many negative things, like sadness or anger, that people hold on to for so long that it holds you back from the positive. It is OK to feel angry or sad, but it is your choice for how long you allow those feelings to hold you back from filling your life with the positives. The positives are happiness, joy, love, etc. Live a life to the fullest means to fill your life with what makes you happy.
” You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” – Joyce Meyer
Don’t let the anger or sadness for someone else hold you back from your own happiness. If they cared about the way you feel then they wouldn’t have left or treat you badly. So do you really think being angry at them is affecting them or just making you miserable? You shouldn’t let anyone take your happiness. Their lives will go on with or without you, but don’t let someone else stop your life from moving on.
We can mourn the loss of someone, but don’t lose yourself in the sadness. Live life to the fullest, because you never get out alive. I have always embraced this motto throughout my life. It has helped me make choices to move forward in my life, to not hold onto sadness, anger, fear, or doubt. We will all die in the end, but it is your choice how you live. At funerals people often say things like, “at least they lived a full life.” What your life is full of is up to you. Live each moment with what makes you happy. Life goes on, but what you fill your life with is what really matters.
What do you fill your life with?
It is your choices, your thoughts, and your actions each moment of every day that fill your life. We are all on our own journey. Don’t let anyone else dictate what you choose to fill your life with. Some people have asked me why I don’t hate my ex husband for what he put us through. My response has always been that I don’t want to waste my time. I choose not to fill my life with hate or anger. For every minute wasted in anger you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
With the holidays coming up do you cringe at the thought of spending that time with certain relatives? My sisters, my mom, and some other family members aren’t even in my life right now. It’s not that I hate them or anything, but I choose not to allow their jealousy, judgment, and negativity to fill my life anymore. I love my family, and I will always love my mom. Since I have chosen to fill my life with positive thoughts, actions, choices, and people, they have not been part of it. I think it’s because they are holding onto their own negativity and don’t have room for my love and joy. Do you fill your life with positive people?
Let’s live a life to the fullest!
We all have the choice of what or who we fill our lives with. If you want to travel, then fill your life with adventures. If you want love, then love yourself so that it fills your life and can even help someone find you to fill their life. You can live in comfort, if that is what makes you happy. This is why people dream of having a cabin in the woods or a condo on the beach. Don’t keep wishing for happiness or something better to fill your life. Live your dreams now. You can’t live your life full of happiness if it’s full of anger, hate, sadness, hopelessness, or anything negative. Fill your life with positive thoughts, people, and actions. This is the best way for you to live a life to the fullest!
We all deserve to live a life to the fullest! It is our choice what to fill it with. Find your happiness. I hope you have enjoyed the reading, and leave me a comment or question below to let me know.