I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about what kind of life I want to have. Where do I want my company to go? What do I want my romantic life to look like? How do I want to guide my kids and my grandson as they grow up? How do I want to look? How much do I want to exercise? What do I want my future to hold? Where do I want to travel to next?
I think the secret to having a joyful life is actually wanting the life you already have. Sometimes the desire for things – material things, relationships, jobs, experiences – makes us feel that our lives are not good enough. Like we somehow are failing because we don’t have everything we want right now. I have come to think that the act of wanting can be good – it can be a driver, a motivator. It can drive and motivate us in two ways – one positive and one negative. Wanting can make us feel small or hopeless, or wanting can make us feel abundant and grateful. If we want for more out of life from a starting point of wanting what we already have, then I believe that wanting can help his grow in a aura of hope and expansion of the light in our life.
I hope this piece reminds you that the life you want to have starts by wanting the life you DO have!