Life isn’t lived in the sizzle reel

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Nov 092015
 

It has been said that every beginning comes from another beginning’s end.  I’m not so sure that’s true, but it’s an interesting concept and in many ways when we turn our attention to a ‘beginning’ we are taking our attention off other things so it can feel like other things are ending even if they are just fading a little bit. 😉

I love beginnings – there is excitement and anticipation. Cue my fascination with the change of seasons. 🙂

I am leaning to embrace endings for what they offer. Maybe success, maybe failure. . . . accomplishment, closure, peace.

But both are highlights, the sizzle reel if you will.

There is so much that happens in the “in between”.

That’s the good stuff – the real stuff.  THAT’s where growth and learning and LIFE takes place.

Life isn’t lived in the sizzle reel.

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Beginnings are great. Endings are necessary.

What’s in between though makes or breaks everything else. The small choices every day. Where to spend our time, who to spend it with.

One of the biggest challenges for many people these days seems to be awareness. I struggle with it – being present, slowing down enough to appreciate the ‘in between’ for what it is. Knowing the little things are big things, the small moments make a life what it is – they determine those beginnings and endings.

Social media has contributed to a fast paced, information soaked lifestyle.

And it has a tendency to turn everyone’s life into a sizzle reel.

I’ve talked about moving away from social media. It’s been hugely beneficial to me. It’s helped quiet my mind, brought me more peace, and allowed me to refocus on what’s important – the in between.

Don’t be fooled by someone else’s sizzle reel. And don’t allow your own to define you.

There is so much more to each of us than that.