#4 Life – the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death, also can be defined as the existence of an individual human being or animal.
I was recently asked by a co-worker as to why I was so happy, I simply looked at them and told them “I am high on life, there is nothing better than being alive in this moment right here and right now because tomorrow the moment will end and this will simply be a memory.” They looked at me and smiled, I am not sure what was going through their minds in that moment maybe they were asking themselves what could possibly be making her so happy? All I could hope for was a chance to make their day better.
As a child I found myself naturally very happy it wasn’t until I started gaining more responsibility with age as I was trying to “figure out” who I was, when I let myself be influenced by the people around me. This was both positive and negative but mostly negative. In many ways I have learned to look at life in a timeline hitting these so-called milestones at certain ages when to get married, when to have kids, or when to have a house, the conventional ways to live life by the invisible rules placed by societal norms. I found myself comparing the way I was living to that of my peers and it didn’t match. There of course is nothing wrong with getting married, having kids, or wanting to live in a house…I have just discovered for myself that conventional was never in my definition. There was a time in my life where I lived in fear of failure, fear of judgement, and fear of doing the wrong thing…let me tell you this is no way to live. I was not happy unless I was making someone else happy, I sacrificed my own happiness for what I thought would make other people happy.
This year marks the fourth anniversary of the day that changed the way I thought…I was told by a doctor that I had a chronic illness that I would have for the rest of my life…(that is another, longer story for a different day), but I will say in that moment I made a deal with myself…I told myself
I will live the fullest life
with the most experiences and memories
so when death knocks at my door
I will be welcomed and not shy away
for I am not alone but simply kept
company by my thoughts
as my spiritual being lives through
eternity remembering all the
beautiful things this earthly world provided…
All I can say for anyone who makes it this far in this little blog is define how you want to live your life…what do you want?, what kind of people do you want to surround yourself with?, and never try to make anyone else happy if it means your constantly losing out on your happiness…
Live the life you want to, do the things that make you happy, find the purpose in life that provides the reason to leave the world a little better than what is was when you started…
Never forget the definition life is literally we all have the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change…If you don’t like where you are in this moment you can grow in to something different, you have the capacity to change, you have the strength the change your functional activity this can all be achieved all you need to do is define how you want to live…
Love, livin’ life and you too may find yourself “high on life”