||TANYA ENBERG, Chic Savvy Travels
You just have to turn on the news to observe that there are a whole lot of people in the world not having a whole lot of fun.
Certainly, we don’t need to look to war and random acts of violence to understand this. Ride a packed commuter bus or train during rush hour, and you’ll see a rather large dose of unhappiness.The joyless person comes in many, many forms, from grouchy retail workers and miserable horn-beeping drivers to horribly bad bosses and narcissistic ladder climbers. Yes, they can appear anywhere and everywhere. Emotional vampires that will suck you dry if you let ‘em.
What’s the point? Why when a lifetime is a short blip on the oxygenated radar do so many waste their minutes in a negative energy cycle? Haven’t a clue, really.
Perhaps it’s the negative cycle that’s prompting so many people to write in and tell us that our freshly launched site is inspiring them to think beyond the shackles, to colour outside of the lines, to consider the possibility that a rich life has more to do with experience and how one conducts themselves than it does status, cash flow and oversized TVs.
So, maybe this smart realization explains why readers are reaching out to tell us that they’re either a) suddenly inspired to consider changing their current career path or b) they’re just gonna quit an unfruitful position and go traveling for a while.
I get giddy when I read these sentiments of inspired energy. They are moments when you realize that life needn’t be stark black and clinical white, but vibrant, colourful and flavourful.
While I am not saying we should let all of our responsibilities run amok, I am suggesting we follow these good life essentials — balance, kindness and joy.
And, as if you didn’t already know it, bad energy breeds more of the same. So, if you’ve got a nasty energy sucker in your midst, you best get the hell out of there fast. Hey, maybe even go on a spirit-boosting trip to offset the damages.
Take a look at your life. Are you happy with what you’re doing? Are you proud of the person you are? Have you lived fully and with integrity? How have you treated yourself and those around you?
Most importantly, were you able to find joy? Just three little letters, but a marker of a life well lived.
I hope so. Travel lightly, but richly … and clock a whole lot of laughter along the journey, of course.
Date Added: January 25, 2011 | Comments (3)
I love this-such a simple formula for life but one that is often forgotten by many. Thank you for posting…
Comment by tamara dinelle — September 21, 2011 @ 7:47 pm
Thanks! I know! If you have the choice to laugh, why wouldn’t you, right?
Comment by TANYA ENBERG, Chic Savvy Travels — October 6, 2011 @ 10:20 pm
Hey there, I’m enjoying reading your travel blog, really like this post, very well said and so true. My husband and I just recently started taking more time out to explore and travel. I love the adventure of going to places I’ve never been…life is supposed to be a journey, and travelling doesn’t have to be expensive. Thanks, I’ll be back again!!
Comment by Heather — December 19, 2011 @ 8:56 pm