The 100 Day Challenge, Day 65:

Two of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors- Victoria Moran- are Creating a Charmed Life (written several years ago) and Living a Charmed Life- just released a few months ago. My friend Mel introduced me to the first book and I have been a fan ever since.

I love the word charm- it makes me think lucky, attractive. Charm seems happy, breezing along, enjoying.

What I like so much about the premise of the books is that ALL of us can lead a so-called charmed life. It is all within our control. Our choices determine our outcomes. What I also like is how Victoria breaks down into small (quick and easy to read) chapters that provide direction and motivation in all areas- business, relationships, self care, health, your spirit, etc.

What do you think about the idea of being your own lucky charm? What can you do to create more charm in your life? How can you put yourself in a place to attract and experience the things you want in your life?

This is not simple task, but the pursuit is filled with great energy! As I heard one man state yesterday when I was part of a panel for students at Champlain College- “now that I have retired from a 30 year career and am back at school doing training to do something totally different, I have so much energy! I wondered where all this energy came from!” and I added, “Or where is was for most of those 30 years!” We got a good laugh out of it, but truthfully, he is excited about this new area he is exploring and he is experiencing more energy in his whole life.

From Creating a Charmed Life- I like this sentence from the introduction:
“As the realities that make up the background of our lives continue to readjust and redesign themselves, the act of creating a dazzling life calls for more courage, inventiveness, and flexibility than it once did.”

A dazzling life! How cool is that? What does having a dazzling life look like to you? We all have our own definition- what is yours? We are here living a life- it might as well be a dazzling one! I don’t know about you, but it seems worth it to me to learn how to be more courageous, inventive, and flexible in order to make it happen.