A happy life

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” — Dalai Lama

From time to time, more lately than ever, waves of gratitude wash over me. I can just be working or sitting around and something inside of me pings me and I know its coming because I feel the goosebumps all over my body. And then I feel the freedom of gratitude. It feels like symbols or gongs going off in my body and it always makes me cry. 

It feels wonderful to bask in the feelings of thankfulness and to just appreciate where I am in my journey. No matter the good, the bad or the ugly of my life, I have more to be grateful for than to complain about for sure. So I lean into these moments and I allow myself to feel all these wonderful feelings of joy. 

As a matter of fact, I now look for opportunities to stir up these feelings of appreciation and gratitude each moment of my life. What I am really doing, is tuning myself to the frequency of appreciation. I am appreciating me. And there is so much to appreciate. So many wonderful people I get to touch. So many beautiful experiences that I get to create. This is the meaning of my life. 

I have my moments and my days where I don’t feel much like appreciating. But I remind myself that those moments, hours or days don’t last forever. They always fade. And what is always left over is my appreciation for what I have gained. What I have learned or how those days have informed my life. How great is it to be human and to be on such a beautiful journey of life. 

I am love. I am joy. I am so very good. And so are each one of you! There is so much love out in this life for us all, if we have the courage to turn in its direction and tune ourselves to it.  

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About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.