A Wonderful Life

"Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality--not as we expect it to be but as it is--is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily; that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love. "
~ Frederick Buechner


Our lives flow together as waves upon eachother.

Our lives flow together as waves upon eachother.

One of the most difficult things to do is learning to let go. Whether a bad relationship or a poor habit that is holding you back.  

For many, the most difficult of all is letting go of taking too much on and carrying the world on your shoulders.  

No one can do everything. You are not superhuman. 

 When you take on too much, you will eventually become overwhelmed which will lead to burn out.

 Burn out will cause your performance to suffer which will move you further away from the results you want and the success you deserve.

 Worse yet, this will leave those depending on you in the larch as your energy to be there for them wains. 

 Couple grounding questions for you:

  • Are there things in your life that you are trying to take on and own that are truly outside of your control?

  • Can you delegate any of these items to someone else?

  • What would it feel like to let go of a challenge, just to let it go?

"How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one's senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality."
~ Norman Douglas


As we get into the summer so many new movies are going to be released. I get it’s out of season and out of style but hands down one of my favorite movies is It's a Wonderful Life. 

If you're not familiar with the movie, we watch as a man who has taken on too much begin to slowly cave in. As he does the world around him seems to crumble. At one of the apexes of the movie, he considers that the world may have been better with out him and is given an opportunity to see what the world would be like if that were true.

Throughout the course of the rest of the movie we see how small-seemingly insignificant choices he had made resulted in truly significant wonderful events down steam.

The point of the movie is that life is a miracle and it is worth living. It is a reminder that your life matters—even if you don't think so. It is a reminder that all of these seemingly insignificant events and choices truly impact so much more than we could ever dream or imagine.

Life is not and never will be perfect. It is messy, it is busy, it is painful.

But it is wonderful.

It is an adventure. 

It's scary.

It's fun.

It's a fucking challenge.

Those challenges my friend are what lead to the miracles. Because with out them, miracles wouldn't need to exist.

So, today, try to cast off a few things.

Make a choice to live inside the beauty of the moment.

Make a choice to live the beauty of your dreams. 

Most importantly remember that, if you burn out and drop out the world will suffer. You are needed, with all your energy, all your love, all your dreams. Right here. Right now. 

None of this requires and angel to remove you from the universe to show you what life is life without you. Very simply, it requires you to be smarter about how you are applying the time, energy and life you already have.

Please don't let another day roll by without thinking about how your life impacts others, and what you can do today to live life to the fullest.

Finally, if you find yourself on that proverbial bridge, reach out please.  You're worth it.

"Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality--not as we expect it to be but as it is--is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily; that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love. "
~ Frederick Buechner