Are you embracing your life? Do you wake up everyday, excited and ready to live? Not survive, but live. Enjoying every moment. Good. Bad. Happy. Sad. Are you experiencing life? I had to ask myself this recently. I think about the times when I am happiest. When I am sad and when I am just moving around. I talked to a friend recently about ‘quality of life.’ I think of quality of life as how happy, fulfilled, experienced, and healthy I am (or believe I am). I think belief is most important than what is. . .
Definition of quality of life: the standard of health, comfort, and happiness experienced by an individual or group.
Looking at this definition, I think about how I feel and how things might be. The definition is too simple to really explain what quality of life means to everyone. That is a general definition. Is age taken into account into this? What if we were talking to a 3 year old? 16 year old? 40 year old? 90 year old? Each person would have a different life experience and all could have a good ‘quality of life.’ I tried differentiating the different between ‘quality of life’ and ‘happiness,’ but I didn’t think I needed to because happiness is in the definition. So, I started thinking, I need to be more intentional about being happy and improving the quality of my life. I want to have quality experiences. Quality relationships. Quality moments.
So, I’m starting a ‘quality living journey.’ Join me if you’d like.
Definition of quality: 1.) the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something.
2.) a distinctive attribute or characteristic possessed by someone or something.
Definition of life: 1.)the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death.
2.) the existence of an individual human being or animal.