It was a beautiful day, and what made it even more beautiful despite the 22 degree weather, was that I learned a lot from them. First, after getting a tour of their gorgeous home, hearing about their children what they have accomplished - I realized that they live a great life, which is great motivation to strive for the best when it comes to careers and family. I know that I am on the right track and seeing how they live and how happy they are - I know that happiness is incredibly attainable.
One thing I took away from the few hours I spent on the front porch - sipping a diet coke, was something that Ric told me about creating good luck. I don't know how many times people have told me that I am lucky. My roommate from last year always told me that I was lucky because I was diabetic - kind of a trade off. I know that I have had a lot of experiences in life and have been given amazing opportunities, but I also know that I have worked hard to get where I am and experience what I have.
As much as it looks like 'good luck' I know that I created this life for myself (of course, with many helping hands along the way) but, most importantly, it wasn't by coincidence that all of this has fallen into my lap. Ric talked about how if you truly think about how you got that job you always wanted, or how you met the love of your life - you would realize that consciously or unconsciously you created the life you live today.
This made me smile, because I am an optimistic, positive person, but this made me realize that YES! I can do what I want and get what I want. I can travel, smile, dance, sing, dream, laugh, love... I can do it all and at the end of the day feel great about what I have accomplished and know that along my journey, I may have just made a few other people feel the same way.