The Best Day of Your Life…

What if every day could be the best day of our life?

Society tells us to save money for a rainy day, keep the plastic on the new sofa to keep it from getting dirty, leave the good china in the cupboard for a special occasion… 

But what if every day was a special occasion?  

I mean, saving money for a rainy day doesn’t even make sense!  On rainy days we stay inside and do mundane things like do the laundry, order take out, play Monopoly.  Last time I checked these were low cost activities.  “Great, it’s a rainy day, that $100 000 I saved is going to come in handy!”, said no one ever.  

Of course I’m being silly, saving and investing money is smart, but the sentiment of saving something “special” for another day is futile.  Every day is special.

Special is the little things… like making a crying baby smile, watching a technicolor sunset with a loved one, laughing with your bestie after you fall over.  But if we’re trying to avoid messing things up, we’re missing out on these magical moments. When we miss the mess, we’re missing out on the best part.

We all want to feel good and enjoy every single day, but sometimes we get caught up in the day to day grind and we forget what’s important, we forget that we can choose the kind of life we live.  Do we want to live a safe, fearful life, or a life full of love and joy?

Here are 10 choices that can make every day our best day…

We can hide away in the shadows because we’re afraid the sun will give us wrinkles…
or... We can play frisbee in the sunshine, splash around in the ocean, feel the warm sun kiss our skin.

We can avoid committed relationships because we’re afraid of loss or rejection…
or... We can open our heart, express how we feel and experience the depth and magic of true love.
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We can avoid social situations because we’re afraid of being judged or ridiculed…
or... We can put ourselves out there, go to parties alone, feel uncomfortable and allow these experiences to build our confidence, our social circles and our capacity for even more love and joy. 

We can stick to our comfortable day to day activities for fear of the unknown…
or... We can feel the fun and excitement of fumbling about trying new hobbies and activities, meeting new people, finding our hidden talents and fulfilling our dreams!

We can blame everyone else for everything that's gone wrong in our lives…
or We can take full ownership and responsibility, take back our power and make our life whatever we want it to be.

We can grasp at other people, material things and status desperately trying to validate ourselves…
or... We can go within and connect to the love and joy that is always with us, the space where we need no validation.

We can hold onto resentment and anger and become bitter…
or... We can choose to forgive, to love, to let it go, and turn our pain into power, our poison into medicine.

We can have cheap, meaningless sex-capades that temporarily puff up our ego, but essentially make us feel empty… 
or.. We can have deep, meaningful, magical connections with people that last forever.

We can avoid pulling silly faces for fear of humiliation or looking ugly…
or... We can be a total dork, pull ridiculous faces, make others laugh, laugh so hard we almost wet our pants… and have so much fun we feel like a kid again.

We can lie, cheat and play games to feel a (false) sense of power and control…
or We can be honest, open, and vulnerable, and sometimes we may get hurt, but we always win because we get to feel true, unconditional love... 

and that love is the most powerful force in the universe!

So sing, dance, make mistakes, jump in puddles, do roley poleys down the hill, roll around in the mud. 

We only have one life and we get to choose how we live it.  Every moment is a chance to live the best day of our lives…

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