When I opened the bedroom curtains this morning I decided to just observe my surroundings for a few minutes in appreciation. I listened to the birds singing in the trees, dawn had broken and there was a lovely hue and a vibrant energy of a beautiful day dawning. I watched the commuters hurrying towards the train station, laden with rucksacks, heavy briefcases and laptop bags, a couple of commuters strolling at a more leisurely pace were checking their mobiles and catching up with other people’s worlds. Sadly, I noticed there wasn’t even one happy face, and who can blame them if they had to wake early and rush around to prepare for a job they don’t enjoy, and if like me, they prefer to spend some time alone in the mornings rather than share their space with other discontent commuters. Years ago, I was one of them, and now I revel in appreciation of running a Holistic Therapy and Life Coaching business that I love, connecting and serving wonderful clients with the intent of helping them to improve their health and well-being, and inspiring them to create a life they love and are grateful for.
I remember my ex-husband often saying “you don’t know how lucky you are”, We had a lovely house on the edge of the countryside, a swimming pool, hot tub, beautiful gardens with water features and a log cabin. We used to venture out most weekends either diving, walking or sightseeing. I was content with my world, and appreciated the lovely ‘things’ that I had. But I wasn’t truly happy on the inside. I didn’t know who I was anymore and I felt lost, sad, forgotten, and of no value. I felt I always had to feel grateful for him being the main provider. If I wanted him to do anything for me, he would ask “what’s it worth?” Everything had a cost, but I felt empty, and emotionally broke!!
Breaking away and spending time getting to know and love myself, and with the support and encouragement of fabulous friends, I have transformed my life! I live in a small flat, where I have created a comfortable, loving home and work space. I am happy to share this with my lovely partner, my cat ‘Pickle’ and I have a welcoming room to share with my lovely clients. I am very grateful, and appreciate the ‘value’ of having a comfortable home and place to work; I appreciate the work I do and those that share their personal stories with me; I appreciate immensely the value of great friendships and the natural gifts of sharing, having fun, laughing together and supporting each other. I am grateful for a loving partner who also shares the ‘value’ of everything, and not the ‘cost.’ He loves ‘me’ unconditionally, which is the greatest gift of all. From this loving space, I feel refueled to be able to share and help others to build a live they truly value and love!
What do you Value?