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Lately I’ve been noticing that I have a really amazing blessed life.

I’ve also been noticing that I’m stressed out and/or tired a lot of the time making it harder to enjoy this lovely life. It has made me start thinking about fulcrums and pivot points and how to use the least amount of effort to make the greatest difference in my happiness factor. What little changes can I make that will help make a big difference?

A few days ago David came home with a book called, “Triggers” and it’s exactly the sort of book that I love full of wisdom, stories, and good advice. And it came at the perfect time for me.

The author, Marshall Goldsmith, recommends “active questions” among other things.

Not just, “are you happy with your life?”ladyarlyn

But rather, “have I done my best today to be happy with my life?” And then you ask yourself every evening the active questions that help you live the sort of life that you want to be living and rate them on a 1-10 scale – for me, for now, these are a few:

“Have I done my best today to be at peace?”

“Have I done my best today to spend time outside?”

“Have I done my best today to do what needs to be done?”

“Have I done my best today to take care of myself?”