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We are all given choices in life.  Most times it doesn’t feel that way.  We go from day to day, telling ourselves that we are in that situation, that predicament, that life, because of outside forces, that we didn’t plan it that way.  Sure, life does hit us with a few curveballs along the way, but we have the choice as to how we will deal with those balls.

Everyone has dreams.  Everyone aspires to live a life that they can proudly and confidently say they love.  And, it is not such a far reach.

I am not here to throw you with the “10 steps to achieving the life you want” or “5 tips on reaching your goals”.  No, I simply want to help you realise that living the life that you could love is a matter of attitude.

When we were younger, we didn’t have too much say over what we got to do each day.  We were trundled off to school, told to sit and listen, given instructions the entire day, and then sat in front of a plate of food, with don’t-even-think-about-moaning looks, expected to eat whatever it was.

But, we all had dreams.  And, now that we are big and grown up, what is stopping us achieving those dreams?  Our stupid job that seems to be going nowhere?  Our partner, who doesn’t ever seem to do anything worthwhile?  Our children, because all they seem to do is cost money?

No.  All that is mumbo-jumbo and in essence just cop out excuses.  You have the power to change your circumstances or except that where you are right now is the best place for you.  You wake up each day and decide what mood you will be in.  Yes, there are those that will try to hit you with a negative vibe, and it can be hard to ignore, hard to stop them hitting in on your good attitude.  But, it really is up to you.  No one else.

Loving the life that you are living can be made easier by looking around you, at the people, the places, the fact that you have stuff, and that you are alive.  You may not like all the people around you, you may not like where you are living or working, you may think you need more stuff, and you may not be in the best of health, but in comparison to many others in the world, you are the king of your castle.

The old adage, “is the glass half empty or half full?” is a question we should ask of every situation you find yourself in.  To your naked eye, you may be quick to answer, “half empty”, but if you dig a little deeper, you will find that it isn’t all bad, and seeing the glass as half full is still a matter of attitude.

So, next time you are feeling a little iffy about your life, and wondering how you can love it, think about the reasons why you could.

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