Whatever’s On My Mind Wednesday- Embracing the Good In Life

 

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My mom and I were talking yesterday and I mentioned how strange it feels to be in the place that I’m at in my life. I’m at a point that things are good; my family is healthy and together, my relationship is in a really good place, I’m getting certified to be a Life Coach and starting a new life path, there’s some really exciting stuff going on! Things are so good that it feels weird.

I’m not used to things being good for this long. In the past, the moment things started to get good, something really bad would happen, snatch that temporary happiness away and catapult me into a deep dark cave I’d have to find my way out of.

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This chapter has lasted much longer than I ever anticipated and I’m learning to accept it, embrace it and expect it. Life doesn’t have to be struggle after struggle. I’m enjoying what feels like a new life! I’ve changed my thought process and my outlook on life. I’m still shaking the feeling that something will come crashing down at any moment and trying to move past the phase of just waiting for it to happen. I’ve included some affirmations on my vision board to help me accept good things and let the feeling sink in and last! Just writing this is freeing! I’m not saying I’ll never experience another bad moment in my life, that’s unrealistic but my life isn’t a series of bad events strung together and that’s empowering!

You deserve all of the good moments and happiness in life. Expect good things to come, accept them when they do and embrace that feeling.

Whatever you’re going through, I just want you to know that you’re not alone. There are times that things can get bad, feel bad, and seem like they’ll never get better; but they will! How can you disconnect from the situation? How can you find perspective? How can you find your footing to climb out of the valley and onto the mountain top?

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What are your thoughts on this post? Can you relate?

39 thoughts on “Whatever’s On My Mind Wednesday- Embracing the Good In Life

  1. Of course I can relate. I think it is awesome that you are going to be a life coach. Like you say not everyday is a sunny day but it is what you take away with you from it. I always try and look for the silver lining. I think it is normal to think something bad is going to happen when things are going too well . I also believe we live play out our lives on a circle- sometimes we are at the top and sometimes we are at the bottom. The circle never stops turning so we won’t be experiencing one state of being permanently . If we can make sense of that and come to terms with it – Life can take on a new perspective

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    1. Thank you 🙂 I’m very excited about coaching! Changing my perspective and way of thinking has made the biggest impact on my life. Of course things happen and come up but the way I feel about them and approach them is different. The situations don’t last long or drag me down as far as they used to. I like that analogy, kind of like a ball that you’re balancing on… Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment. Have a great day!

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  2. In reality, there’s no such thing as things going “too well” in life – that’s all just in our minds. And it’s that worrying mind that causes bad things to happen to us after everything seemed and was so great. We attract to us what is in our mind, so if you keep focusing on the good in life, your life will get better and better. If you focus on bad things on the other hand, waiting for them to come tumbling in at any moment… then, well, they will. We can’t prevent certain (bad) things and life lesson to happen to us, but we still – more often than not – have a choice as to what we attract into our lives.

    Great post! 🙂

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    1. Agreed! It took me a while to see things that way. Before I think it was easy for me to feel bad for myself and woe is me, all this bad stuff happens to me. Then I decided that I couldn’t live my life like that anymore. I had to look for the silver lining and I was surprised by all of the good things in my life. Things were only as bad as I let them be. That was the beginning of a new life for me. It’s been about 4 years since then and I feel like a different person and my life feels different. Then I struggled with not feeling worthy of good things, I’m past that and working on shaking that last little bit of doubt out of me- there’s not much left! Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment!

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      1. It is a great feeling! Especially because I feel better equipped to be a good example to my children. I’m a better version of myself, enjoy each moment more and look forward to the day. I’ve finally mastered some of the lessons that kept repeating themselves so it feels good to finally ace those! 😉

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  3. I know people (am related to a few, actually) who think if they admit things are going well, it’s inviting bad things to happen. Which is a pretty negative way of living, to my mind. I say embrace the good and enjoy it fully!
    Glad things are going well for you!

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  4. Yes, sometimes it feels to good to be true… But don’t you think we are formatted to think that way? I mean, that’s what we see in movies or read in books and they’re fiction but somehow we convince ourselves that’s how things works – and we expect the drama in our lives too.
    It’s exciting that you’re going to be a life coach! May I ask how it will be? Is it something you’ll do locally or online? As your own business or as part of an existing coaching company? Just out of curiosity, if it’s something you don’t want to share here I understand. 🙂

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    1. I think it’s a learned behavior. I’ll go more into it in my reflection post this weekend about week 1 of the kindness challenge but I don’t think we are born thinking that way it’s a learned thought process (in my own non-professional opinion) 😉

      It will be both online and in person. I don’t want to limit myself and with technology these days it makes it so easy to connect with people all over the world and I love that! I look forward to seeing how it plays out but the idea is to offer services to anyone that feels that I would be someone they want to be coached by. 🙂

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      1. I will make sure to read that post 🙂

        That’s great and it’s true, it would be a shame to not take advantage of the online world. I wish you all the best! My father did a course back in 2010 to become a mental performance coach (I guess it’s similar to a life coach), specialized with people who had an accident and became physically handicapped. The goal is helping them to gain their confidence back through sports.

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  5. Very much. I have just come to the point in the past year or so where good things can happen and it’s okay. I still look up sometimes waiting for “the other shoe to drop” but those times are fewer and far between. I do agree with you it is a change in thought process and outlook on life. When I was continually looking for the bad or dark things they were there now I look at the good and the light they are there.

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    1. It’s crazy to think that you see what you look for but it’s true! My life is so much better now. That’s funny my mom used the same saying when we talked about this. I’m definitely at a point that I’m less fearful of the good and look over my shoulder less, it’s such a liberating feeling! I’m so glad that you are at a point that you are comfortable receiving the good things you deserve!! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. For me the first step was changing my thoughts. The more I looked for good things, the more good I saw. Things changed slowly but here I am years later and my life is so much different! What can you do differently to gain the results that you desire? No need to answer Simon, food for thought my friend!

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      1. I understand, try to find one thing you can do to impact the circumstances and generate the results you want. The small successes give great satisfaction and before you know it you’ll be harvesting more great things than you know what to do with!!

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  6. Love the second quote. When I look back at difficult seasons of my life I can see where the bad was the seeds leading to a harvest of good. The mother of a friend always said, “life is good if you don’t weaken.”. I think she was right

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  7. This is a great post! And good for you that you are feeling truly happy 🙂 And I absolutely can relate. Right now…things are actually in a good place for me as well…and it does feel different. I mean….we are still attempting to conceive which is a little frustrating, but other than that…things are OK. I am not consumed with my lack of pregnancy and I am feeling so much more motivated. Its great 🙂

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  8. Totally can relate. I read in my devotional today that God wants me to stop plotting my mental map on how to handle my issues. He tole me to climb the letter to see the view from up top. You’re reminding me that I’m on the right path. Love this.

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