Thirty Thousand Days…

There is a new book out by Arianna Huffington called Thrive that I cannot wait to read.  Here’s why:

“We have, if we’re lucky, about thirty thousands days to play the game of life.  How we play it will be determined by what we value. If we worship money, we’ll never feel truly abundant. If we worship power, recognition and fame, we’ll never feel we have enough.  And if we live our lives madly rushing around, trying to find and save time, we’ll always find ourselves living in a time famine, frazzled and stressed. 

So find your place to stand – your place of wisdom and peace and strength.  Remake the world in your own image, according to your own definition of success, so that all of us – women and men – can thrive and live our lives with more grace, more joy, more compassion, more gratitude, and yes, more love.” (excerpt from Thrive)

Wow!  The line that jumped out at me was “And if we live our lives madly rushing around, trying to find and save time, we’ll always find ourselves living in a time famine, frazzled and stressed.”  work-life-balance-Website website

Isn’t that what we try to do when we seek to find time for ourselves?  And her simple, but not easy, statement that follows is to simply find your place to stand.   It reminds of the verse from Frozen where Elsa sings “here I stand and here I stay.” (My granddaughter only listens to this song a million times a day).

Where do you stand?  Where is the place of your wisdom and peace and strength?  It is different for all of us.  The key is not to do it the same way that others do it, but to do it in a way that enhances your ability to thrive, to live fully, to embrace the thirty thousand days that are yours to live in a way that supports what you value most.

I’m going out to buy this book…I’ll let you know more after I read it.

Nancy

About Nancy A Leport

Nancy is a certified life coach who works with women and men who want to live by design not by default. She coaches amazing, busy, overwhelmed, and stressed people to live the life they want. She helps them get out from under the "should's" and "ought's" of everyone else's opinion to refresh, renew and recreate their bodies, minds and spirits. Isn't it time you gave yourself the gift of a de-stress coach? For more information, please call 585-943-3314
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4 Responses to Thirty Thousand Days…

  1. Truly wonderful post!!! Lots to think about here. Thanks Nancy

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  2. saltyspring says:

    I saw her talk about the book on the Jon Stewart show and I want to read it too! It sounds as if she treats her employees well too, and encourages a healthy work-life balance.

    Thanks for the post!

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    • You are so welcome. This is becoming a huge topic right now. I think the universe is finally hearing us!!! Let’s keep our voices strong, treat others well and take time for ourselves. As you have written we really do buy into some crazy thinking when it comes to “women’s work” and self-sacrifice. Keep writing, Sally. You have wisdom to share.

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