Everything needed to craft a good life is within our reach.

We all want to be happy, healthy, safe, and well. After all, these elements are the basis for a good life. We may have other specific dreams and aspirations, but if we are grateful and look to recognize our blessings, these factors alone can provide a rich and satisfying existence.

Happiness comes from inside us. It results from our thoughts and feelings about what is. In this way, the more we appreciate what we have, the more fulfilled we feel and the more easily we manifest yet more of what we enjoy.

Health, or the basics of it, is within our influence. We can ensure we get enough sleep, have regular time outside in fresh air and nature, eat healthful foods within our budget, exercise regularly, and maintain a positive outlook.

Much of how safe we are can be influenced by our choices and behavior. We can gravitate toward healthy social conditions and interactions, steer clear of risky situations, and take reasonable precautions. Avoiding a fearful mindset will help prevent us from manifesting what we don’t want.

A general state of well being arises when we feel satisfied with life. A positive and cheerful disposition affects how we perceive life. Looking for the good and being grateful for it, we enhance the nature of our existence. An an active connection with the divine also enriches our life with an appreciation for all creation.

Today’s message reminds me that I alone am responsible for my satisfaction and happiness. I ensure the key elements for a good life are present when I recognize and celebrate the good around me and consciously build my own health and safety. All I need for a wonderful existence is within my control.

How about you? What do you do to build a good life?