I want to feel as good as I can right now

That sounds selfish, right? Or hedonistic? Or just entirely wrong for our self-less, put others first, Puritanical society?

I think it sounds good.

It might be about hedonistic pleasure. Or laziness. Or selfishness. Or it might be about taking this moment and breathing it in. Really breathing it in.

It might be – it can be – about choosing to feel good right now, no matter what. A fight with someone I love (or an opportunity to fight)? Do I want to fight, or do I want to feel good? Would I rather be right or happy? Again, sometimes I choose happy.

I noticed it the other day. Something was bothering me, and it was, in many ways, something I had a right to say something about. If it was something I wanted, something that mattered to me, it was my prerogative to ask for it. Or not. Or I could choose to realize it didn’t really matter, and to let it be.

And to feel good right now, without it anyway.

I want to feel the breeze on my skin. To hear the birds singing in the trees. To delight in the love around me and in me. To relish the friend I had coffee with this morning and the other friend I walked with. To laugh heartedly and out loud. To look at my bracelets from Tanzania and my ankle bracelet from Seville and my ring from Madrid and my other ring from Northfield – and realize how blessed I am and how good I can feel right now.

I want to feel as good as I can right now.

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