Writing Your Story

"If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page." - Mark Houlahan

Daily we are presented with another opportunity to write a page in our story called life.

Each day begins with a blank canvas. We map out our expected schedule, but rarely will a day go exactly as planned.

Some days give us exciting events that we remember for years and show off on Facebook albums. Things like  sporting events, concerts, engagements, weddings, birthdays, holidays, etc. These are the events we tell stories about for years to come. Time slows down. You are living 100% in the moment. They are the days or hours that seem to stretch on for weeks.

Other days are memorable because you would like to forget them. Embarrassing moments, break ups, job firings, death of a close friend. Try as you might, these events are forever etched into your story. The pages might fade from memory, but they will always be there as a reminder of what was.

My favorite days are ones that are unexpectedly remarkable. The bar of expectation was low, yet the day far exceeded anything you could imagine. Breaking through a mental barrier while sitting in the park, meeting a new life-long friend and talking for hours, watching a movie or reading a book that you swear changed your life. These are the days that at the time seem ordinary, but when you flip back through the pages of your life, they were defining moment that shaped your path.

No two days offer the same canvas...and that is what I love about it.


What are you going to do with your canvas for January 18, 2012?