Yesterday, I was in Bryant Park in New York City and I happened to glance across the street at a building where this flag was flying. It said “Do What You Love”. Something so simple, yet so powerful just flying there in the breeze. It got me to thinking.
As we go through life we are presented with all kinds of choices; careers, relationships, hobbies and a multitude of other things. How often are we making choices to do what we love? Doing what is comfortable is easy, whether it makes us happy or not. Where we expand on the quality of life is when we stretch ourselves to get out of the mundane and focus on doing what we actually love.
Picture a life where we get up in the morning and we look forward to going to work. We turn over and adore the person laying next to us. We spend our free time doing things that thrill us while nurturing and enriching our lives. When we lay our head down on the pillow at night we are content with what we have accomplished through the day and look forward to getting up the next morning and doing it all over again.
We always want the best for our family and friends, why wouldn’t we want the same for ourselves? Sometimes we may think that we don’t deserve it. But indeed we do. No one has an obligation to us more than the obligation we have to ourselves. Happiness and contentment are always in our hands and we have to take the opportunity to make it the best that it can be.
At the end of the day we have to live life, enjoy life and love life. We only do that by making choices that enrich our lives. No matter how old we are it is never too late to make that one change that is going to make your life magical. We only get one life to make it all that we ever want it to be and tomorrow is never guaranteed. That is why it is so incredibly important to make it your own and do what you love!
Have a great day and remember to be the reason someone smiles.