How amazing is it that today you get an opportunity to grow, be inspired, love, and be loved? Today is another day to become a life well-lived.

What is a life well-lived, and how do we do it? Well, you could probably read a step by step book, there are hundreds on bookshelves everywhere of how to have the best life, steps to becoming the best you. Some of those steps will be the ones you've heard over and over, you know they wake up refreshed, meditate, etc. etc. But a life well lived is a life full of risk, a life full of adventure, and a life where you don't have all the answers.

So often, we want to have the answers to everything, and we get frustrated when we can't get those answers on a timetable. Many times we don't realize that having these answers could be the very thing to stunt our growth and the adventures that life carries. If we knew the outcome of everything, we would often live in fear and fall victim to comfort and routine.

Living life well is trusting, trusting people, trusting in relationships, and seeing the best in people. Living life well is living a life not just for you, but a life that can help others, a life looking for ways to make the world a better place. Life is beautiful, scary at times, unpredictable, risky, and so much more. Life is meant to live out with purpose and meaning. Although it can become mundane at times with our responsibilities and routines, I find each new day gives us another chance to become a better version of ourselves. It's another day to restart, to forgive, to dream, and to conquer. If we are alive, we should live with purpose, love with use, and be intentional in what I do.

I know I often find myself so caught up and stressed about my future and this idea of choosing what I am supposed to do with the rest of my life. I, therefore, can find myself not enjoying what I do have at the moment. This only leads me to often look back and began to miss those moments and the season I was in. You don't have to have the rest of your life figured out right now. You don't need to know what you want to do with the rest of your life. I mean, since when are we allowing society and people to confine us to only doing one thing our whole life?! Living in the moment will grow you, stretch you, and take you to where you need to be next. Work always to get better, so when you are stepping into the future when you are stepping into greater things, YOU ARE READY! Let go of trying to control your future and hold onto your plans lightly. Our plans are not always THE plan.

Life, you are a puzzle, a messy, colorful puzzle that each piece serves a purpose in making it beautiful. So live it, learn from mistakes, learn from others' mistakes, laugh when you can, cry when you need to, maybe even wipe someone else's tears, be open for change, and live life with expectancy. We are here on this earth and breathing, so let's make it the best life we can. Each morning brings new promise.


Written By: Mackenzie Lucas