What does the good life mean to you?

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The “good life” is a relative concept and is open to interpretation, as it may mean different things to different people. But some things are just universal I think. Everyone wants to be loved…then there are different kinds of love…which is a whole different story which we’ll save for another time;) Everyone would like all their needs fulfilled – a comfortable place to live, food, clothes, reliable transportation, the ability to earn an honest living and such. Of course, what we consider comfortable may not be another person’s cup of tea and vice versa…the same goes for food and clothing. Therein lies the perception of needs and wants.

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What you would like to have in order to enjoy a good life might be different from what you need, or in some cases what you settle for. Some people prefer simplicity and to them luxuries do not matter. This may be due to a number of reasons such as upbringing, socialization, peer pressure, religion, personality, means/affordability, size of family –the list goes on. To many of us, a good life may consist of having family and friends to share and spend happy times with, sharing a warm drink on a rainy day, playing hide and seek with your kids or living your passion. It may mean having an active social life or having lots of peace and quiet, traveling the world, giving back to charity, using your hands in creative endeavours, having the freedom of owning your business, being debt free. Those in hot climates would like some cold weather every now and then and others in temperate regions would like some sunshine. The good life may mean having enough to provide the best education, health and other amenities for your family. It may simply mean being able to live in a free country, being healthy, being able to enjoy nature, having a relationship with a Higher Being, being free from anxiety or worry, living carefree, stress-free, happy, content, self confident, independent, bold, adventurous or being able to see/hear/walk/talk/run/sing/dance!

It’s important that we can separate the needs from the wants, the material and worldly from the free God given gifts of nature/life and talent. We cannot take anything for granted since many others are not as fortunate.

Give thanks for life! If you can read this message –you are blessed with many gifts such as sight, freedom and many abilities and luxuries that have become part of our day-to-day life. If you give careful consideration to your own life –there may be many things that you ought to be grateful for, and you may realize that you are indeed –Living the GOOD LIFE!!! Make it count! ©
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“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” -Eckhart Tolle
what are you thankful for? would love to hear from you!


  1. I am grateful for the Internet and New Media!! The ability to write and traverse boundaries and share with my online readers from all over the world!

    Grateful for my family, grateful for life!


  2. Well written…. it's so true. The “Good Life” is really different to each of us. What makes one person happy and contented would not be the same for another.


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