Life Is A Journey

Life is a journey to be enjoyed

Life is a journey to be enjoyed

Imagine you are going on a holiday.  You may take a road trip somewhere, or go on a plane or boat.  You will start off from home, preparing inn  for your trip.  There will be much excitement and anticipation, you might have already thought about what you will do, what you will enjoy most about the holiday.

The day arrives when you set off.  You will soak up every moment of the experience.  Everything you see and do seems to be somehow enhanced.  You will probably notice so much more than usual.  All of your senses will be heightened and you will enjoy every single minute of this holiday.  After all, you’ve spent time planning it and been so excited about it.

Now imagine your life.  Recognise that from the very beginning you are on a journey.  You have choices about how you take that journey, choices about how you look at life’s events, how you respond to things, how you treat yourself and treat others.  You don’t have to plod through from day to day.  You can make each day exciting and enjoyable.

Life is a journey.  Enjoy it!

36 Comments

  • Steve King
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    Reply Reply March 6, 2017

    Hi Mandy

    That is so true.

    For a large part of my working life, I worked for other people, and my senses were dulled by all the things that I had to do when I got to the office

    Once I made the switch to work for myself, I found I had the time to do the things that I wanted and do them when I want.

    It’s Monday morning while I am writing this, I used to be in an office with people that hated Mondays’ – but today, I am sat in my lounge, with a nice coffee, the sun coming in the window and I’m Blogging.

    I know which I prefer

    I am enjoying the journey 🙂

    cheers
    Steve

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply March 21, 2017

      Hi Steve, thanks for visiting. I think a lot of people who work for others have a hard time of it and it can indeed be very ‘dulling’. I truly believe life is what we make it and there are always to make it a much more enjoyable journey.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Jimmy

    Reply Reply March 6, 2017

    Indeed life is a beautiful journey which has happiness as well as hurdles. In any case we should enjoy the moments and make world a better place.!
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply March 21, 2017

      Hi Jimmy, thanks for visiting. Happiness and hurdles, that’s a great title for a blog post! I agree about enjoying moments and we can all find something to enjoy and make the most of that, I believe.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Amar kumar
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    Reply Reply March 8, 2017

    Hey Mandy,

    Life is really a journey. Sometimes the journey has good times and sometimes the journey has difficult times but it depends upon us how we handle the circumstances. Life is a journey that all of us must walk through. Eventually, thanks for sharing your wonderful thought with us.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply March 21, 2017

      Hi Amar, thanks for visiting. Exactly, it is indeed up to each of us to deal with things and get the most out of life that we can.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Marquita Herald
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    Reply Reply March 8, 2017

    I confess I struggle a little with the journey of life analogy and I’m sure that’s from my years as a life and small business coach. To be clear, I completely agree with your point about the importance of the journey, I just don’t believe the journey and the destination should be seen as mutually exclusive.

    My point is there are a LOT of people out there (and I’ve worked with more than a few) who have never taken the time to define the life they want to create for themselves. Just because today is a good day, doesn’t mean the choices you are making today will lead you toward a life you will be happy with, or proud of a year from now. Yes, make the most of each day, each moment, but be intentional about the life you are creating for yourself.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply March 21, 2017

      Hi Marquita, thanks for visiting. Ah, now you have hit on an important point here. You are right that many people so not work towards a life they want to create for themselves. I think it takes a much more enlightened personality to be that forward thinking. For most of us I guess we end up somewhere we did not expect to be or maybe do not want to be and suddenly you start to take things a bit more seriously and work towards what you want. And others never do get there.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Rachel Lavern
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    Reply Reply March 9, 2017

    One of my favorite quotes is, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” It makes me realize how easy it can be to worry constantly about the future and forget to
    focus on the now.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply March 21, 2017

      Hi Rachel, thanks for visiting. I agree, the destination you may have in mind should not be your focus because the chances are you will not get there, or your journey will change you to another direction. The journey is the important bit.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Chery Schmidt
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    Reply Reply March 10, 2017

    Good Morning Mandy! This is just the message I needed to hear today! I loved it! Thank You
    Chery :))
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply March 21, 2017

      Hi Chery, thanks for visiting. Glad to have inspired you! I do believe that life is indeed a journey and it has many twists and turns in it, just keep on moving forward.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Kathryn Maclean
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    Reply Reply March 10, 2017

    Hi Mandy
    I liked how you wrote about how you would feel going on vacation. Excited!
    As that doesn’t happen much in my world, it seemed a bit extreme.
    ” Everything you see and do seems to be somehow enhanced. You will probably notice so much more than usual.”

    More like life is a journey not just a destination. Focus on today. Your choices that you make in your journey will be your life.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply March 21, 2017

      Hi Kathryn, thanks for visiting. I agree, your choices make the journey and it can be a hard one or a better one, depending on how you see it and how your respond to the twists and turns in the road.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Saeed Jatoi

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Hi Mandy,

    No doubt life is a journey, but sometimes it become good and sometimes it become wrose. A good planning can make a journey Good or excited !

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply March 21, 2017

      Hi Saeed, thanks for visiting. I agree, it’s how you respond to things that make the journey.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Edward Thorpe
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    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    Hi Mandy,

    Ah, you’ve finally put your trademark salutation into perspective. I love it!

    You’re dead on suggesting that heightened awareness is an option for day to day living. I do strive for that awareness. Thank you for the reminder, Edward
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply March 21, 2017

      Hi Edward, thanks for visiting. It is always a good thing to really understand how the journey is entirely of our own making. We can choose the journey.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Taiwo Emayosanlomo
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    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    Hi Mandy,
    Thanks for reminding me that life is a journey.
    Life is a journey, it is our individual responsibility to determine our destination and prepare to get to it.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply March 21, 2017

      Hi Taiwo, thanks for visiting. I agree with you, we all have that choice.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Lydia Brown
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    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    Mandy I so needed this message. I get kind of close since I started working for myself not having anyone to answer to but myself but there are times it hard to let Go Let God and enjoy the journey.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply March 21, 2017

      Hi Lydia, thanks for visiting. I’m glad to have helped you today. We all have choices and our individual pathway is one of those choices we make.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • emi

    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    Hi Mandy,
    Yes, I agree with you life is a journey, we always have a choice and we also are responsible for everything that happens in that journey 🙂

    Thank you for sharing!
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply March 21, 2017

      Hi Emi, thanks for visiting. I agree with you, responsibility is something some people don;t want to take and they try to blame others for their own choices.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Nishant
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    Reply Reply March 13, 2017

    Hello mandy nice article,

    Similar to life blogging is also an amazing journey. We bloggers often ignore the fact that, in this blogging journey, we need to carry all the tools we need to excite our audience. A journey cannot be monotonous, it needs to be colourful. We need to know what is best for the audience, what content is preferred by the audience, etc. Data visualization/ Infographics is one amazing way to entertain our audience throughout the journey.
    As a blogger, it’s obligatory to promize a shared journey with our target audience.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply March 21, 2017

      Hi Nishant, thanks for visiting. I love that idea that a journey needs to be colourful, what a great way to describe the excitement we should feel.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • DeeDee Lynn
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    Reply Reply March 14, 2017

    Hi Mandy. You are right – life is a journey. It’s hard for me to understand people that are constantly whiny or bored or unhappy. We only have a limited number of years on earth. We need to grab it by the throat and live to the max.

    Always try to live optimistic and have a smile on your face. Thanks for the analogy. It’s a good one.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply March 21, 2017

      Hi DeeDee, thanks for visiting. I agree, I don’t understand people who can’t see the enjoyment they could get out of life, but I guess some are just wired that way. I’m sad for those people.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Donna Merrill
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    Reply Reply March 17, 2017

    Hi Mandy,

    Yes, life is a journey.

    You’ve shown how important it is to make it work.

    And of course, that journey begins today.

    Every day, it begins anew.

    -Donna
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply March 21, 2017

      Hi Donna, thanks for visiting. Everyone can make their journey work for them. It’s all about choices, not just what we choose but the choices we make about how we respond to things around us.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • ikechi
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    Reply Reply March 18, 2017

    Hi Mandy

    Life is indeed a journey filled with lots of adventure, challenges and gold nuggets which you get to use to make a difference.

    Thanks for sharing. Take Care

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply March 21, 2017

      Hi Ikechi, thanks for visiting. I live for those gold nuggets and I get a lot of them, but maybe that’s because I am always looking out for them. I bet they are there for everyone but some simply don’t see them.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Elise Cohen Ho
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    Reply Reply March 20, 2017

    Life certainly is a journey. This is a great reminder of that. Herein is also a great tip on how reframing something can be of much help.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply March 21, 2017

      Hi Elise, thanks for visiting. I believe that we all have choices about how we respond to things. We can either be negative or something else. Although I recognise that some people find it hard to be positive we still have choices about what we allow into our lives.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Chiranjit

    Reply Reply March 22, 2017

    Life is a journey with both positive and negative moments. But we need to tackle all those moments calmly. Thanks for sharing such good article. Keep writing Mandy.

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply March 28, 2017

      Hi Chiranjit, thanks for visiting. I find I have many more positive moments than negative ones!

      Enjoy the journey!
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