Inspiration: Finding a Good Life Formula

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The calendar has flipped once again. March brings a promise of spring; new life, budding leaves, flowering bulbs, longer days, and brighter skies.




A formula for the good life.

And what constitutes a good life?

Much has been written, pondered, debated and whispered, profited and extolled about that very subject.

How is it that March could possibly be an example of the “good life?”

In my neck of the woods, the rain pours, the rivers rise, allergens begin filling the air. Outdoor events are messy… and people get grumpy.

One day you think spring has arrived, and the next brings a rare snowfall.

 

 

Yet despite the inconvenience, the season will march on, the days will warm, lengthen, and the flowers will bloom, silently.

If we’re not careful… it will pass us by. And we’ll miss it, the good life, eluding once again leaving behind only the noise and confusion of our world.

 

 

Listen, watch… and wait.

Mother Theresa once said, “We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grow in silence; see the stars, the moon, and sun, how they move in silence … the more we receive in silent prayer, the more we can give in our active life. We need silence to be able to touch souls.”

And therein… is a formula for the good life.

Could it be that simple?

Is it possible to achieve the good life that simply?

Try it and see. It’s a beautiful month to test the theory.

Filter the noise.

“People generally hear what they listen for.”
— Harper Lee




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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.