July 23, 2017, was a sad day in our household. Our beloved dog Joey, (on the left) lost his battle with pneumonia and finally found peace in doggy heaven, where I am sure he is wagging his tail and meeting up with old pals, like Max, Vinnie and Oscar.
Losing a pet brings pain and heartache but also brings back memories of all the good times had. As I sat and reflected on Joey’s life, I could not help but ponder my own life and reflect on choices I have made. Some good, some bad, some plain stupid and some even brilliant. What can I say, I like variety!!
So that my lovelies is what this blog is about. Choices.
Every decision we have made in life has brought us to where we are in our life today. And often a traumatic event will bring reflection and feelings of your own life, FRONT AND CENTRE, making it hard to ignore, but perhaps even harder to accept the reality of unhappiness. But Joey’s death made me reflect on my own life and directions I was going in and assess if I was on the right path, to living my fullest life and ultimately living my own truth.
If I died today, would I be happy? Never mind me, would you? Five years ago I would have said HELL NO, I’m dying miserable. But not today, because at some point in the last 5 years, I realized that this is my life. Yup it’s the only one I have, so now what? Be miserable in my life, job, marriage, even friendships? Or take that leap of faith, listen to my gut and go for it and know that the net will appear and that there
will be a happy landing!!! And thank goodness there was!
Life is about choices, good, bad ugly. It’s ok if it takes a few times to get it right. Heck it took me 50 years to get it right. What is not ok is to live a life that is half assed, half lived, glass half full kind of mentality. Excuses are life’s death sentence. Not happy? Well take a good hard look at what it is that is making you unhappy. Be prepared because it might scare you. It may be your husband, career, family or even
friendships you are harboring. You owe it to yourself to be happy, to want more out of life, love and career. So what are you waiting for? Change your own life before life changes it for you. The life you desire is waiting for you to kick start it. Afraid? It’s ok. But on the other side of fear is the life you desire, I GUARANTEE IT!!!!
Joey was a happy little dog and in the end his life meant something. He touched all those that came around him, brought happiness to all of us, and made our lives a little bit better. So now it’s your turn, to change your life, bring happiness to yourself and others and make this world a little better place for you and your loved ones. Don’t be scared.
THERE IS A LIFE OUT THERE WAITING TO BE LIVED, AND IT’S ALL YOURS. NEVER SETTLE AND ALWAYS LIVE YOUR TRUTH!!!!!
With much love,
P.S. I miss you Joey. You were a bad breathed good little dog and I will miss your snoring little head on my pillow.