In the last few years, as I have matured and become more conscious, I have learned what it really means to appreciate life.  In the busy hustle and bustle of the everyday routine, coupled with the huge distraction of the latest technology, it can be easy to miss the incredible miracle that life is.

As I become more grateful everyday, I have learned to appreciate the more common aspects of my life on a deeper level.  Last night, I was reminded of one of those very aspects – hanging out with my girlfriends.  I have always loved “girl time” but because we don’t hang out that often, whenever we do, I appreciate it even more.  The best thing about our friendship is the love, laughter and great conversations we share.  No matter where we get together, those characteristics are always present.

Paying close attention to things like that is what keeps me in touch with what’s real.  That is exactly what today’s post is about.  So many people spend their lives trying to do and buy so much, that they get distracted from what’s real in their lives.  Human connection is real.  Love is real.  Nature is real.  These are the things that make life as amazing as it is, and these are the things that should be cherished the most.

Take 10 minutes out of your day today to watch this powerful and beautiful video that gives a compelling point of view on appreciating life.

“You think this is just another day in your life?  It’s not just another day.  It’s the one day that is given to you.  Today.  It’s given to you.  It’s a gift.  It’s the only gift that you have right now, and the only appropriate response is gratefulness.”

Share your thoughts in the comments: What inspired you the most about this video?  What do you do in your everyday activities to appreciate life more?

Peace, Love & Life,


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