Just Living Your Life


So I’m in the grocery store with my husband and my youngest son.  My husband is looking everything over, taking his time and I’m impatient wanting to get this food shopping over with.  I mean it’s not like we’re buying clothes or books or something fun.

I say to my son, “I think Dad like’s grocery shopping more than I do.”

“Don’t you like it?” he asks, a little surprised.

“No, I don’t.  I just want to get it over with.”

“You just need to change your attitude.  You should enjoy whatever you’re doing...because whatever doing you’re just living your life.”

Oh.  yeah.  My life.  I am just living my life.  Hmmm.  Grocery shopping is a necessary part of it.  Wouldn’t it be better if I enjoyed it since I have to do it anyway?

Fast forward.  Two weeks later.  I am at the grocery store with my husband and my oldest son this time.  I tell my son the grocery store philosophy of his little brother.  I tell him I’m going to have fun.  I tell him about a woman riding the cart out as her husband pushed her to the car.  I mess around in the aisles.

It’s still just food shopping but it’s pleasantly fun this time.

I think everything you read is stored somewhere inside your amazing brain.  As I write this I am reminded of reading Alexandra Stoddard when she said, “I don’t want to go anywhere; I don’t want to leave anybody behind.  Happiness is right here, right now, in this world, in this room.  I am happiest wherever it is that I am.”

So my new policy is that whatever I’m doing, I’m just living my life…and it’s up to me if it’s going to be a pleasant and fun life.

I always have a wonderful time, wherever I am, whomever I’m with. 

I’m human so I’m not going to nail this every time.  But this is my goal to strive towards.  Let’s try to not skip over parts of life that we don’t enjoy.  Let’s search for something in that moment to make it better.

Live Your Lemonade Life,


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2 thoughts on “Just Living Your Life

    1. debbiebakerburns@hotmail.com Post author

      I keep reminding myself and now I catch myself looking for the joy in whatever I’m doing. It’s definitely something you do have to practice. Thanks for commenting!


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