La Joie De Vivre

With the celebratory season upon us and a new year ahead, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on my life and how I am living it.

I know that sounds pretty deep, but I figure if I get in the habit of doing this more often, it won’t be such a big deal.

First of all, I have to say I lead a charmed life : I have a devoted husband, amazing children, a supportive family and fabulous friends.

That being said, I don’t feel like I am embracing this charming life as I should or being grateful for it as often as I would like.

It is all too easy to get bogged down in the stresses of daily life and not take time out to ‘smell the roses’.  However, I have decided I not only want to smell the roses, I want to soak up their fragrance until it is seeping out of my pores and give my life a bear hug so hard it is gasping for breath.

‘La Joie De Vivre’ translates as the ‘joy of living’ and this is the mission I am setting myself for the New Year and beyond.

I want to experience the joy of life as I constant in my life not just in fleeting moments.  I want to ‘take the bull by the horns’ and launch myself into such a joyful, happy state that I may not recognise my former self.

All sounds pretty zen and cool right?  By how the heck do I achieve this?  I get the sneaking suspicion that I am not going to get an ‘injection of grasshoppers’ and leap out of bed tomorrow ecstatically happy and joyful without a bit of effort on my part.

So, I think I will start with myself and “Learning to Live With Myself”.

I would love to delve into this now, but the demands of motherhood beckon, so will have to wait for another time.

In the meantime, have a Merry Christmas and Keep Smiling!

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