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What’s Your Life Philosophy?

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In one of my health and wellness classes, the assignment for this week is to formulate our own personal wellness philosophy.

I both like and dislike these types of assignments.

I dislike it because the answer isn’t in the text book – it’s not cut and dry.  Those are the easy assignments.

I like it because it’s creative and creative stuff floats my boat.  My good friend, Julie, (who’s the webmaster genie of our awesome site) told me I was so right brain heavy that it’s a wonder I can sit up without falling over.  (This explains my math phobia).

How about a Life Philosophy?

We all have one – we just might not be aware of it or be able to articulate it.

So many people go through life sleepwalking.  They go through the motions, day after day and plop themselves in front of the tv night after night.

They never give much thought to what their life is about.

A life philosophy would be our guide for living and how we view the world.

We see life philosophies everywhere …

“Life is like a box of chocolates.”

“Whoever dies with the most toys, wins.”

“Life sucks then you die.”

“The best things in life are free.”

“If something can go wrong, it will.”

“Don’t worry. Be Happy.”

Our attitude, principles, beliefs, values, convictions, ideas and experiences all come together to make our life philosophy.

Wouldn’t it be cool if everyone had their life philosophy written on a t-shirt?  We could easily match ourselves up with certain people, while avoiding others.

What’s your life philosophy?

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. ~Psalm 138:8

Yolanda DeLoach (@YolandaDeLoach) is a member of Wesley UMC and through her writing, tries to remind herself to keep life lightVisit Yolanda at her site – come on over!

6 Responses to What’s Your Life Philosophy?

  1. I did tell Yolanda that she was so very right-brained because the amount of creative talent that she has is amazing – photographer, pianist (and piano instructor), writer, and I lose track of all the other talent she surprised me with since getting to know her better through working together on this blog. All I know is that her life philosophy does draw me to her and her enthusiasm for learning and zest for living is contagious!

  2. So a life philosophy would be “our guide for living and how we view the world.”? In that case, I will have to say… “Live today as an opportunity to be a better person than I was yesterday.” How about you?

      • Thank you both. I will also add that I now subscribe to the philosophy that (once we are responsible enough to make our choices) we are, generally speaking, who we are and we have what we have because of our daily habits in life.

    • That’s a good one. Let’s see… I would say, that everyday is a chance to move forward, grow and find joy.

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