There Must be More…..

to life than this. Have you ever thought that, when you were having a bad day, when nothing seemed to be going your way? Maybe you felt at the end of your tether, that life just seems to be an endless slog, every day the same with nothing ever getting any better?

I have felt like that more times than I care to count over the last few years but recently I’ve woken up to something – there isn’t more than life, there is only how you view it. It sounds horribly cliched to say it but many of the problems that we have in life are caused by focusing on what we don’t have, rather than what we do have. In looking for complex solutions, we often miss the simple things that could give us pleasure if we would but notice them:

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Mother Nature is always waving her arms at us and saying ‘look!’. She creates beautiful things for us every day, despite the fact that we often do our best to ruin them

New York

We can’t always have a stunning view but we can always find something to make us smile if we look hard enough…

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We can enjoy the time that we spend with our friends and family: the people that we love and who love us

solitude

But there is pleasure to be found in quiet solitude….

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There will be time for adventure, for adrenaline rushes and wild excitement…

Contemplation

Equally, we can take pleasure from the moments when our hearts and minds are still and quiet…

Baby

There is beauty in the young….Β 

old ladies

There is beauty in the old……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

animals

There is beauty in the animal world….

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And a simple flower can be the most beautiful of all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, the next time you think ‘there must be more to life than this’, just remember that there isn’t and then just think ‘isn’t it wonderful!’

Lisa

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  31 comments for “There Must be More…..

  1. blindzanygirl
    August 24, 2018 at 9:29 am

    LOVE it Lisa. I have very little left in lufe now, yet I am richer than I have ever been. Great words that you have written

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    • August 24, 2018 at 9:44 am

      Thanks Lorraine and I love what you say here, you’re a real inspiration 😊 xxx

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      • blindzanygirl
        August 24, 2018 at 9:51 am

        Aww bless you. Thankyou.

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  2. August 24, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Love your post as always Lisa. And you are right of course. x

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  3. August 24, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Amen. I love this post, and your wonderful pictures!

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  4. August 24, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    The meaning of life is to LIVE it😁

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  5. August 24, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    There are so many free gifts that we are given each and every day. Thank you for reminding us Lisa.

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    • August 24, 2018 at 5:10 pm

      I have to remind myself quite often, as today was like that I thought I’d share with my WP family 😊 thank you Peter xxxx

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  6. August 24, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Yes, enjoy the little things. Rule 32

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  7. August 24, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Loved this post and the beauty it offers!❀

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  8. August 25, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Talk about surprise, this post delivered much more than I anticipated. great post!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. August 25, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Indubitably, Lisa! “Delight in life,” as I always say. It’s worth delighting in. πŸ™‚

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  10. August 26, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Life indeed is wonderful. Loved the pictures and the words

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  11. August 27, 2018 at 2:07 am

    You’ve so beautifully written about the value of lifeπŸ’œ I could hug you right now!πŸ€—

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  12. August 31, 2018 at 12:25 am

    life’s greatest gifts are free, We just have to work harder to look for them and see the beauty in the world

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  13. September 12, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    love this!!

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