What do you want from your life?It's a good question, how do you define, want and life, I read a good post here, with a link which was very interesting, which got me thinking, and therefore changed the whole topic of this post.
On the list of want, these days it's health and happiness for me and those I love. BUT also in the world around us, more of that later. These days I have few wants and very few things I need to buy, I get my pleasures not from anything with a price tag, a giggle from my grandsons, seeing someone I love smile, simple pleasures. I want calm and peacefulness to surround me, it's not something you can totally control, but you can take small steps to improve your surrounding world. I am a true believer in practicing what you preach, do as I do, if we all lived our lives with more thought for others, I'm sure slowly our world would improve.
We have had loads of issues with our neighbour, mad cat woman, I have ignored most of the things she has done, worked with our local police force to resolve her accusations, it took a couple of years, but now we hear nothing from her, which pleases me, I want to enjoy our home, it is now the place of calm and relaxing we hoped for. I could have played the tit for tat game and did things to get back at her, but in my mind that's just lowering my standards.
In our world we have loads of things we can't change, but we can choose how we handle the issues when they show, some issues are huge and one person can't stop or change things, well not on our level, but if loads of people start making small changes then momentum can build into something big.
Our world is not so big these days, we see and hear things happening from across the globe instantly, it sadden me to see so much conflict, so many people having so little control over their part of the world.
Then we see the Olympics on TV, a wonderful show case of mankind, then the TV pans to all the poverty in Brazil, nothing is perfect. Again perfection is a photo in a magazine or shown on TV, not real life.
This week we have had Logan our grandson staying, lots of laughter. I spent time with Josh and Sam on Tuesday, we did simple things, an ice cream, playing in the park. Hope to spend time with our daughter this coming weekend, family is key to happiness. We are looking forward to my sister visiting soon, making simple plans a good meal together.
Life these days is simple, calm, happy things, things we can control, slower place, knowing your own worth for the true things in life. Not everyone's cup of tea, but then we are all different.