“In late winter of 2015, following my impulse, I took a morning drive in the light rain. Relaxed and cruising, and relishing the misty energy of the timeless moment, I remembered how simple things like this rejuvenate my spirit and bring me happiness. As I turned the corner on one of my favorite tree lined streets, I saw in the amber light of a window a sign that read: Life is Good.

Sometimes in the living, we forget —
Or maybe not fully realize —
The true meaning of this often used expression.

Life — 
Being Alive, versus Dead
Feeling vital
Growing, versus dormant
Breathing in, absorbing, releasing
Feeling air moving through and around us

Breath moving in and throughout our body

Creativity of mind, thoughts, ideas, epiphanies
The Scent of the rain, wet grass, the ocean
Feeling muscles work as they move our body
Our lungs knowing to expand, and release
The heart pumping continuously, automatically
Listening to the sounds of birds, distant trains, laughter
Tasting, savoring
Seeing, looking, noticing, watching.

Light & lightness, versus heaviness
Opening, flowing, versus closing, tightening.

And this ever calming, ever knowing that

Life is really a Sensation that we get to have…we get to choose…we get to feel… we get to be in…

Versus not notice, be numb to, be angry with, or be suppressed by.

Life is something Good and Positive 
Life is always allowing, sprouting, expanding, unfolding, reflecting, and light. Life is always giving us infinite new chances to start over, do it differently.
Never judging, punishing, criticizing, comparing, or diminishing us.

So, today —

I really look at the expression Life is Good as a sign to affirm that

Life is all around and in and under us, and that I get to choose how to experience it.

I get to choose how I see, how I know it, how I feel, how I inhale, how I taste, how I hear it, and how I savor it.

Life, vitality, aliveness, sprouting, light, living… versus dying.
I breathe deeply. I trust completely. I appreciate fully.
I let the tears of awareness flow like rain on my face.
I feel this amazing gift.

And I pay this awareness forward.

What makes You feel Life? What makes You Come Alive?
Discover that. Go Do that. Be that. 
Today. Right now in this moment.

Receive this gift as a sign.

Life is Good.”


Originally published at medium.com


  • Jan Edwards

    Inspired Self-Realization Life Guide; Ghostwriter; Access Consciousness Facilitator; Editor; Ordained Minister; Creativity Muse. Inspiredlifeguide.com


    https://linktr.ee/edwards.jan ‘Helping the True Gift of You Come Alive ~ In Your Being, In Your Work, and In Your World!’ A published Editor, Ghostwriter, Author, Intuitive Self-Realization Life Guide, and Access Consciousness Facilitator, and Ordained Minister, Jan has a passion to guide people to discover, experience and express their authentic essence. She invites them to live in their Inspired Flow Zone, their higher self, to design the life and work they long for. Combining intuition, mental acuity, heart connection, creativity, and industry experience, Jan cuts through the muck, to connect her clients to align with their inner resources, feel-good emotions, and innate signature energy. In having uncovered the most direct pathways to her own ‘coming alive’ and authentic signature life force, Jan is able to discern valuable intricacies sometimes hidden beneath the surface of her clients and their projects. She lives intuitively and attracts what she needs and wants by "following her feel-good and all that feels light." A conscious introvert-turned-entrepreneur, her 38 year career spans: Access Consciousness, Energy Healing; Hospitality; Wedding/Meeting/Event/Banquet Planning & Coordinating; Teaching & Tutoring; Writing/Editing; Nutritional Counseling; Thermography & Natural Health Marketing; Health Product Sales; Patient Education & Marketing; Chiropractic Consulting; and Ordained Ministry. Creations and Facilitations: Facilitator - Access Consciousness & Energy Bars; Creator/Guide - Inspired Life Guide; Creator/ Facilitator - FLOW Circles for Women; Host/Creator - Permission To Come ALIVE!; Founder/Past President - The Holistic Chamber of Commerce Orange County Chapter; Creator/Writer/Editor - The Gifted Ghostwriter; Creator/ Marketing Consultant/ Coordinator - One Source Wellness; Co-Creator/Host/ Writer/Promoter - Holistic Source Radio; Creator/ Facilitator/Promoter - Master of My Dreams Master Mind; Creator/Facilitator - Partners In Believing; Organizer - Santa Barbara Wise Women Over 40 Meetup; and Consultant/ Coordinator - People Growers of America.  Appearances: KUCI Radio; ‘Choices 4 Women’ Podcast; ‘What Is Your Holistic Lifestyle?’ Radio; ‘Free Your Spirit Tina Talk For Women’; ‘Business Marketing Made Simple’ Seminar; ‘Business Recovery is Self Discovery ~ You are Here to Blossom!’ Seminar; ‘Who Are You?’ Holistic Chamber of Commerce Seminar; ‘Being Authentic’ Holistic Chamber of Commerce Panel; ‘INspired To Change’ Nedalee Podcast; ‘HOLOS’ One Day Retreat; ‘Prosperity 2013’ Seminar; ‘Lyceum Live’ Talk; People Growers Corporate Marketing Workshop; ‘Master of My Dreams Holistic Master Mind’; Orange County Corporate Lunch Talks; and Top 12 Nominee in 2012 Collaborative Orange County Business Leader Awards. Publications & Mediums: Huffington Post; Washington Post; Thrive Global; Renew Magazine; Addiction Professional; Natural Society; Gatehouse Media; Medium.com; Living Fit OC; Books; Websites; Social Media sites; Holistic Source Radio; Business Branding; Bios; Elevator Pitches; Digital Marketing; Programs; Sales Scripts; Presentations; and Speeches Currently residing in San Clemente California, Jan is deepening her inspirational & intuitive work with individuals & groups and her current businesses: The Gifted Ghostwriter - Eagle Eye Editor and Inspired Life Guide. Her Traveling Ghostwriting and Editing services are available (California, Arizona, Utah, Oregon), and she is publishing her co-authored book "Inspired To Change" in 2021. Her newest inspirational ventures include leading Life Creation writing-visioning-energy shifting workshops and inspired transformation retreats. https://www.facebook.com/jan.edwards.5203 https://www.accessconsciousness.com/en/public-profiles/jan-edwards/ http://www.thegiftedghostwriter.com/h https//www.inspiredlifeguide.com/ Youtube 2 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC628TzKSDbaZQiNfICns5zw Youtube 1 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Mm987oj1jBquSOiJtOsBg https://medium.com/@jan_edwards