What is a good life?
I can define mine, and you can define yours. There is no one-size-fits-all.
What are you looking forward to today? Do what you enjoy and be happy.
Mary defines a good life as waking up in the morning, enjoy the sunshine, and a cup of coffee.
Sara defines a good life as a million followers on social media, beach body, and billions of dollars in the bank.
Max explains his good life as having fun with his friends and family.
My friend Mfon stresses her good life as sharing a meal with her hot husband.
There are so many definitions for a good life. It’s not one-size-fits-all. Define your good life as you see her. Then, take pride in yourself, celebrate who you are, have fun with what you do, and be happy with what you have.
Don’t let anyone offer you their good life. Instead, do what you enjoy, work for what you want, and be happy.
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” — John Lennon.
Help yourself grow.
Bassey is a lifestyle consultant and a health/recovery coach. She has two decades of mental health and addiction recovery experience, holds NYS social work license, and is currently in private practice. She enjoys organizing, investing, puzzling, and writing.
*I have changed all names in this story
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