Life isn’t perfect.

You don’t always get what you want. Karma’s a bitch – because it travels with you through lives, meaning even if you act like a freaking saint now, you still could get stung because you happened to be a serial killer in a past life (I’m not sure what I was – always been a bit freaked out by the whole concept if I’m honest – but I could have been!).

All the talk about creating a life you want, it can happen, but for me it’s more about learning to see the good stuff and learning to learn from the bad stuff.

Blindly focusing on the ‘perfect’ life will stop you from appreciating the imperfect:

  • That cappuccino that wasn’t quite as good as yesterday because it was pretty much cold by the time you walked ten minutes to the office from Starbucks at 6:30 in the morning in the snow. It’s still a semi-warm cappuccino with chocolate sprinkles at 6:30am.
  • The fact your cold has got a touch better this morning even though you’ve had it now for two weeks and it’s really beginning to get on your nerves. Better late than never!
  • The friends you can still trust and rely on even though a few close ones have let you down recently.
  • The lovingly dysfunctional family who will always be there for you, no matter what.
  • The Valentine’s you spent on your own, knowing that it was your choice and you are learning to get comfortable with yourself.

Have a think about what you’ve been complaining about recently; then embrace it – warts and all!

OK, so, despite feeling like crap (yes – I have in fact been ill for the last two weeks, the person I caught this off now has pneumonia so I’m really hoping I feel better soon) it’s a beautiful day outside and I need some fresh air so I’m venturing out for a walk around the marina by my flat. The photo for this post was taken last summer – it looks chillier today!