La Vita Dolce


The sweet life, the good life, it seems like we are all after it one way or another.

Did you ever notice that ‘the good life’ conjures up different things for different people?  Some might immediately think of luxury and wealth, while others might think of comfort and happiness.  What about a peaceful life or some kind of passion that lights you up?

What is it you really want?

And why do you really want it?

Do you crave wealth for the security or the freedom it can bring?  Would you rather have love in your life even at the expense of money?  What about health?  Would a luxurious life still feel good if you were sick?

All these ideas are offered for you to give it some thought.

The more you can explore your thoughts and desires and why lies beneath them, the closer you will be to finding what really makes your life sweet.

For example, I crave comfort more than anything else.  I want my cozy clothes and comfort food and there is never enough really good coffee or chocolate.  However, when I’ve had my comfort quotient met, I take my soft sweaters and travel mug of Kenya roast out into the world.  I need people and activity to be happy, too.  And, sometimes, I have to push the limits of my comfort “envelope” to keep growing.

So, now, it’s your turn!

  1. What do you think constitutes the sweet life?
  2. Why?
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you have a full life picture

Now that you have created your own recipe, you can be on the look-out for the ingredients and gradually pull them into the mix.

Remember the why not just the what!  Your ingredients may come in forms that surprise you, so make sure you keep an open mind.  Like I said in my last post, sometimes you get what you need more than what you want, and find it was a better fit after all!

With this post, I wish you a happy, sweet, and healthy new year!



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