I have had this title floating around in my head for quite a while now. Isn’t “having it all” what everyone strives for? I think most of us probably do have it all, in one shape or another – it just depends on how you measure “it all”.
Over the years I have learned to not wish for anyone else’s life but my own. Oh I used to think about all the other people who I was convinced had it better than I did! It is so easy to think ‘doesn’t she have everything?’, or ‘doesn’t he have it so good?’. I think there is a story to tell in everyone’s life. Some stories are much harder to read than others, but everyone has a story.
Recently I had the situation where I really thought I was having a bad day. But then I learned someone else’ story that day. Yeah, my day was a walk in the park compared to her day. Sometimes you just never know what is going on in people’s lives. If only we could all be a bit more patient, kind, understanding…
My life is quite full just with our three kids and their activities! Then add in my coaching swimming, working, trying to keep the house looking like a hurricane hasn’t passed through (too recently), gardening, and balancing life with my husband and kids. I’m sure everyone’s life is equally as busy and full and rewarding!
Life is so full that time in the garden is precious these days. Precious and rare! Our garden is where we find peace and enjoyment, despite the amount of work it takes to care for it. For me, time in the garden is how I recharge. I’m in the process of learning how to just sit and relax and enjoy the garden after a full day. “Just sit” doesn’t come easy to me, so it is a learning process, but I’m getting there.
How about you? Can you “just sit” and relax in the moment? I hope that you too, have the “all” that you need in life.