A while back on my personal Facebook page I posted a couple of quotes that, to me, basically said that life is short, you’ll never have enough money or be thin enough so DO NOT WAIT TO LIVE YOU LIFE because if you wait too long it will be too late.
This web article I stubbled upon got me thinking: The Simple Things That Makes The Happiest People in the World Happy; it’s about slowing down, stopping multi tasking, being in the moment and basically happiness.
Happiness cannot be purchased, it must be experienced–I am trying to process this and implement it into my life but old habits and thought processes are hard to change.
The saying about teaching a old dog new tricks comes to mind expecially since I just celebrated a birthday this month; I wanted to start this year on purpose so I began my birthday “live in the moment” celebration with a family holiday to my favourite southern get away, Manuel Antonio.
Although I live year round near one of Ontario’s best beaches, Sauble Beach, with it’s 11 km of white sand, I never take the time to enjoy it. I’ve always claimed that I’m not a beach person but on this “live in the moment” holiday I spend my days under a tent, on a comfy chair watching the tide come in and becoming a regular to the “chair guy”, Pedro.
I enjoy watching my son improve his surfing technique and my husband’s desire to try surfing as well as his admission that it’s looks a lot easier than it actually is.
We stay in an amazing Villa and eat unbelievable meals all thank to the recommendation of Amy Irving and My Vacation Costa Rica; Amy and her staff go above and beyond to ensure all their clients have a vacation to remember.
And the main highlight of each of our visited to Costa Rica is a day (or more) on the Ocean with the Sea Hawk, catching sailfish and the amazing dinner we have after every trip of personally caught maui maui.
As the count down to pack up our shorts and sunscreen begins, I am fine tuning my goals, values and intension to include gratitude and “in the moment” happiness for the up coming year until my return to my “Southern Happy Place” next year: Pura Vida!