Good Life

“Let’s choose today to quench our thirst for the ‘good life’ we think others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

It is funny how we look at the “appearance” of someone else’s life and think that if only we had that life, we would be happy. The actuality is that we are all the same inside. That person has the same doubts, fears, worries that we do. If we knew¬†them better we would see their good and bad points. They in turn are probably looking at someone else’s life and thinking if only I had that life I would be happy.

Someone’s email heading that I got yesterday was titled, “love the one your with” (makes the tune pop into my head everytime I read it) – which was a popular song many years ago. Unlike the song, they were addressing loving ourselves, because that is the one we are with.

The world doesn’t need another Brad Pitt or Angelina or Julia Roberts. Whoever it is that you are looking at and wishing you were them – their placecard is already filled. It needs me and it needs you to be who we were born to be.

Look inside and be grateful for the family you have; your personal and work relationships and expand it out into the universe. Start a list today and add to it for the next week – if you can’t think of anything, start with “I am grateful for the breath of life” and go on from there.

This morning I am grateful for green stop lights; for the starry sky I am saw on my morning jog; for FB giving me a writing outlet; for all of the “like” buttons that people press!

Sheryl Silbaugh

I am married with 4 grown children who are all married and currently have 14 grandchildren and two great granddaughters. I work fulltime as a Director at Bank of America and I am the founder of LemonadeMakers.org, which is a website and Facebook page dedicated to personal transformation and growth. We all have life's lemons show up in our life, this website helps us to make them into lemonade.