The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things
Art Buchwald inspires us with words of things and “values” when he reminds us that, “The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things.” I wonder how you choose what is best? In your life you may have a series of devices, collections, things – how is it for you? Do they love you?
What about “People”? Who do you include in your life? It’s nice to have people who think about you and care. Family are people we connect to by marriage connections or birth that love us. Friends and other people you choose in your life journeys.
Values can guide you to your highest and best. When you consider the most important aspects in your life, what are you seeing in your mind? How about: Joy, Love, Fun, Education? The best things in life aren’t things, they are people, love, joy … your true valuables.
Grab a Paper and Pencil
Sit for a time and make a list of all your values. Here are some examples of values: Art, Music, Travel, Friends, Family, Spirituality, Health. After you make your list, then consider how you are actively making those values a part of your daily life. Give thought to bringing what you truly value to make yourself more valuable. This is YOUR Life. Enjoy it just because you deserve something more than existence.
How Can We Practice Our Values?
Art is one of my values along with children. I love drawing, sharing my knowledge in art literature and I also love being with children. I love their creative energy, curiosity and fun perspectives! Due to circumstances beyond my control I may not be able to be with my own children or grandchildren as much as I want, so I exercise my values by connecting with organizations and schools who want me to share my values with them, such as a volunteer teaching art in schools. These visits give me the opportunity to enjoy two of my values: art and children.
How to Learn More About Life
Life Coaching provides an opportunity for question and answer. I wish you could come here and have tea with me, so I could share some of my favorite stories about people I have met who make beautiful and comfortable changes to their lives. People I work with are generally in transition and want something more, but aren’t sure how to get there. You probably have some ideas of what you want. Have you created a plan and set a time for accomplishing steps to achieve it? When you actually set aside the time to recount your past experiences and explore what is missing, you really begin to live!
It’s your time. Begin to value you more. When you need someone to walk shoulder to shoulder to discover, call us for coaching at Apositiva at 503-525-0595. We have coaches waiting for the opportunity to help you learn about your values and about creating your life.