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Life is Good

I’ve been out of the blogging world for awhile.  I’m going through some changes, but life is good.

I’m just now getting to the point where I feel positive so now I’m writing again.  Life is good.

wandererI’m a nomad by heart so as much as I think I want to settle in one place, God/Universe listens to my meandering thoughts and it/she/he answers and we go.  I’ve done this since I’ve been 18 years old so I know that all is as it should be.

I’ve noticed something about myself….that when I get too comfortable, Life will step in and make sure I’m not too comfortable.  I love traveling and exploring.  I’ve moved around for over 30 years now, so I get that it’s part of the process.

Life is good.

I’ve been through some of those big life stressors over the past year.  I know this:  Whatever Life hands you, it’s solely up to you how you deal with it. You lick your wounds and you get on with things.  As long as you’re living and breathing and you’re in a country where you can do what you want, be who you want, celebrate whatever religion you are or are not, life is good.

Sometimes it seems as if life is chaotic.  Other times we think to ourselves how mundane or humdrum or boring it is.  It’s just life — with all it’s ups and downs.

But for the most part, life is good, isn’t it?  Whether I live here or there — through the good and bad, there I am.  I think someone said that once — Wherever you go, there you are.  Simple really, but so often we get caught up in what we think is the enormity of it and it seems overwhelming.

Wherever I live or go, I will find those like-minded people who believe in the goodness of humanity and things will work out exactly as they’re meant to.  It always does.

It’s not some overly-positive, Mary-sunshine kind of thing, it’s a state of mind and it just makes the most sense.  To me, anyway.

Life is good.

Thank you Margarita, Carly, Honie and Audra who helped inspire this post and thank you for writing me.

I plan to blog more in the future, maybe not as often as in the past few months, but I’m still here and when I can, I’ll visit you.  Life is good here.

And how are you??

Have a great weekend and enjoy some really good, fine tunes.

About Brigitte

Writer/Editor/Wanderer

Discussion

75 thoughts on “Life is Good

  1. So glad you are back! Lame and I were just talking about you and your whereabouts! xo

    Posted by Maggie O'C | May 17, 2013, 12:27 pm
    • Maggie, I’m so lost in the blogging world — are you a married woman yet? If so, congrats, if it’s just around the corner, say yes to the dress and all that other stuff. xxoo

      Posted by Brigitte | May 17, 2013, 12:43 pm
  2. I’m so glad you’re back! I missed seeing your posts and I was wondering you were doing :). I’m glad that life is good for you Brigitte! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Posted by Streetlight Reader | May 17, 2013, 12:30 pm
    • It’s good to be back, S — thank you and thank you for your kind comment. You have a great weekend too.

      Posted by Brigitte | May 17, 2013, 12:48 pm
  3. Life is grand for me as well and I am happy to see you back! was anxiously awaiting a new post :D!!

    Posted by brie | May 17, 2013, 12:30 pm
  4. Good to hear from you Brig. I know you’ve endured some rough times in the past year, so I have been wondering how you’ve been doing, but it’s not my style to invade someone’s space. Do I think that life is good? Well, I prefer it to the alternative, preferably with decent health and a discount pass to whatever I want to do. So yeah, I’ve been okay. I’ve been struggling to convert my just released worst seller to the Kindle edition. That’s a one way ticket to mind loss.

    Posted by lameadventures | May 17, 2013, 12:31 pm
    • V, good to hear from you too. I love your style and I think I read at some point that you had a birthday. Happy belated birthday and you (like me) are a Taurus woman. We are a tough and tenacious sort (my b-day was just a few days after yours). Where is the book you speak of — tell me!!! And writing fiction is a one-way ticket to mind loss, that I will agree with you on. I agree with on a lot of things, actually. Thank you. xo

      Posted by Brigitte | May 17, 2013, 12:46 pm
      • Oh, that’s right, Brig. We are both Tauruses. Happy birthday back at you! I hope you had a great day. Milton and I saw “The Nance” on Broadway. I agree with you on a lot of things, too, but I’m (ahem) a scosh more jaded than you’ll ever be, even if you live to say, 117. Yes, I’ve finally unveiled my Manhattan Project, the DIY opus that I’ve been working on with my posse for the past seven months. Whenever you feel like it, just go to my site and you’ll see the badge with me as the human equivalent to a dangling participle.

        Posted by lameadventures | May 17, 2013, 12:58 pm
  5. I like your attitude, Brigitte. Life is good. Good luck in your new adventures, whatever they may be.

    Posted by char | May 17, 2013, 12:36 pm
  6. I’m good, enjoying summer like weather and between jobs! Want to co-conspire a world domination thing or something? hahaha
    xo

    Posted by dianasschwenk | May 17, 2013, 12:51 pm
  7. So nice to hear your voice again! You’ve been missed. (hugs)

    Posted by Addie | May 17, 2013, 1:22 pm
  8. Not all those who wander are lost. What a great quote. YES. I’ve missed your banter and musings, Brigitte. T. (And cool pics and tunes!)

    Posted by Theadora Brack | May 17, 2013, 1:38 pm
  9. I’ve been wondering where you went! Happy you’re back :)

    Posted by Jen and Tonic | May 17, 2013, 2:23 pm
  10. I too am a wanderer and have done it more then half my life now. I’ve always been lucky in meeting people with like minds, well not exactly alike as I’m a bit nuts. Hope life IS good Brigette and stays that way for you and yours. It really is a state of mind and you have a strong mind. :-)

    Posted by JackieP | May 17, 2013, 2:47 pm
    • J, I know….from one wanderer to another, you know what I mean. I’m the same and I too am a bit nuts, but I think that’s a good thing and it gets you through the toughest times. So good to see you here and thanks for taking the time to comment. xxoo

      Posted by Brigitte | May 17, 2013, 9:17 pm
  11. Hi Brigitte, I couldn’t agree more. For too many reasons to list, I too have not been blogging as often as I felt I should. But I think I’m making progress – so your blog really resonated with me. Thank you.

    Posted by blarneybounce | May 17, 2013, 2:52 pm
    • Hey blarney, (D)…thank YOU. I’m so glad that it (my blog) spoke to you. Take care, my friend. xo

      Posted by Brigitte | May 17, 2013, 9:18 pm
  12. Hello Brigitte: I like you blog and agree with you that life is good. I believed that in every day you can find some good out of it. I’m just thankful for seeing another day. I like the song that you left for us to hear. I would like to know the the name of the song and who’s singing it. Be Bless DIVA Iketha

    Posted by Iketha Williams | May 17, 2013, 3:41 pm
    • Hi Iketha, thank you and you’re right. The song is called Whiter Shade of Pale and it’s by a band called Procol Harum. It’s an old song but I like it. Thank you!!

      Posted by Brigitte | May 18, 2013, 6:40 pm
  13. Welcome Back! Sometimes you just have to step back and give yourself a much deserved break. Happy Weekend:)

    Posted by cravesadventure | May 17, 2013, 4:13 pm
    • Craves, you are so wonderful! YOU always leave the nicest comments and thank you for understanding and getting it (and me). Happy weekend to you my friend.

      Posted by Brigitte | May 17, 2013, 9:21 pm
  14. Good to see you back! I was thinking of you the other day as I’ve missed your posts in my reader. Life is good, and wandering is a must in my life as well. Take it easy, change can be difficult sometimes.

    Posted by A Renaissance Glow | May 17, 2013, 4:17 pm
    • Hey RG! Wow, so good to hear from you. Thanks you so much and thanks for taking the time to stop by here. :)

      Posted by Brigitte | May 18, 2013, 6:38 pm
  15. Missed your posts, Brigitte. I wish you well, and hope to read more of your wonderful words soon! Take care and have a nice weekend.x

    Posted by Jennifer's Journal | May 17, 2013, 4:42 pm
    • Jennifer, thank you. You and i have only discovered each other in the past few months and it means so much that you took the time to comment. Thank you and you have great weekend. xo

      Posted by Brigitte | May 17, 2013, 9:23 pm
  16. Hi Brigitte! So happy you’re back and feeling good! Looking forward to getting more of the scoop soon. And, yes… life is good. But it’s much better when you’re around. :)

    Posted by Carly | May 17, 2013, 5:02 pm
    • Carly, you will get more of the scoop. You’re such a good friend and I love ya. What can I say…I just love ya. You are such good people. You and I will have more of those coffee shop meeting writing kind of days…:)

      Posted by Brigitte | May 17, 2013, 9:25 pm
  17. {{{HUGS}}} to you Brigitte.Nice to see you back around. Life is good!!

    Posted by Honie Briggs | May 17, 2013, 5:03 pm
  18. Before we emigrated someone said to me, you know, if you’re not happy here you wont be happy there, you have to take happiness with you to be happy. Erm, well, I am much happier here in Australia actually and a lot of my reasons for being unhappy were left behind in the grotty North of England town I’d felt trapped in for 35 years. I sort of understood their meaning but I’m a nomad too, I usually seek out change (the change that isn’t too unexpected and doesn’t have a sting in the tail at least), because I get bored very easily, but change that is out of our control isn’t always the easiest journey to ride through. My changes are usually long thought out and plotted and schemed on; the world is full of possibilities even if you have to wade through the unhappiness to find them :)

    Posted by wordswithnannaprawn | May 17, 2013, 8:40 pm
    • Hey my friend! I do understand what you mean. I’m so glad you’re happy! I’ve been a wanderer my whole life…that’s okay. I kind of dig it and I swear Life answers you when you least expect it. I kind of like being a nomad and then I met and married someone who was the same. We both left “home” when we were 18 and went here and there and then met, so life is good. I get bored easily too but then I find when I become too “bored,” Life will throw me a new challenge. So GOOD to hear from you!! Thank you. xo

      Posted by Brigitte | May 17, 2013, 9:33 pm
      • So good to hear from you too! right back at ya!! I just got a one year anniversary prompt from WP so that means I’ve been reading your blog a year as well :)

        Posted by wordswithnannaprawn | May 18, 2013, 3:39 am
  19. So glad you are back–I have been going through a little something something myself and have not been as aware as I should have been–but I missed you. I sincerely hope you are right that things will work out as they should–for both you and me.

    Posted by on thehomefrontandbeyond | May 17, 2013, 9:52 pm
    • Hey Lou, I remember you’re mentioning that something a while back and I know how stressful that must be. I’ve missed you too! I hope that things are going well for you too, Lou. Thank you. xo

      Posted by Brigitte | May 18, 2013, 6:15 pm
  20. Brigitte! I’m so sorry I’m getting to this late. Actually I read it earlier today but didn’t have time to comment. I put my house back on the market — this week was very busy getting things ready. Again, I apologize. I’ve had you on my mind but have been in blogging and email paralysis! As you know I did link in with you and finally got to see the face behind the beautiful eyes. You are GORGEOUS – as I knew you would be.
    I am in total agreement with your post. Life is good. I am the like minded person who believes in the goodness of humanity and knows that everything will work out in the end. Well said. Yes, we will always find each other. Birds of a feather flock together and all that…
    I’m always excited when I get a notification for your blog. Glad your back and feeling good! Yay!!
    Lisa
    Xoxo

    Posted by A Gripping Life | May 17, 2013, 10:03 pm
    • Hey Lisa, sounds as if many of us are going through some stressors, huh? And thank you for your kind words. I hope things are wonderful in your world as well and I hope your house sells soon! Thanks, Lisa — always so great to see you here. xxoo

      Posted by Brigitte | May 18, 2013, 6:16 pm
  21. B – totally agree that how you choose to deal with life’s curveballs is the real mark of a person. Resilience can be be a hard lesson to learn.

    Happy you are happy!

    Posted by This Sydney Life | May 17, 2013, 10:35 pm
  22. No matter what happens, life is indeed good. There’s always something good about it. Take care!

    Posted by Drew | May 17, 2013, 10:57 pm
    • Hi Drew– how are YOU? Nice to see you here again and I hope life is good for you in your world too.

      Posted by Brigitte | May 18, 2013, 6:22 pm
      • Yeah I’ve been out of the blogging world for a bit due to a new job and a new routine. Will be trying to make use of the new more user-friendly WP app on Android to keep up though.

        Hurray for technology! Now if only they made it easier to read comments I’m tracking on other blogs.

        Posted by Drew | May 20, 2013, 2:03 am
  23. Brigitte,
    It is so good to see a post from you and to know that you’re okay. I have really been thinking of you and I was planning to send out an email to just make sure you were alright. Yes, life is good. I’ve been busy with photography – I’m going to a weekend workshop starting tomorrow and always busy with my P.T. practice. You have most definitely been missed!
    Cathy

    Posted by Cathy Ulrich | May 17, 2013, 11:02 pm
    • Hi Cathy, I’ve missed you as well and though I’ve been out of touch lately I would get alerts when you posted so I did get to still enjoy your beautiful photography. So glad you’re exploring that more because you have such a gift for it. Thanks so much, my friend. xo

      Posted by Brigitte | May 18, 2013, 6:23 pm
  24. Brigitte, you have been sorely missed. I actually planned on emailing you just to see if everything was okay until I realized I didn’t even know your contact info. Fail. But in any case, I’m glad you’re back again.
    Life has a tendency to throw those really hard curveballs when we get a little too settled, doesn’t it? But like you said, it’s kind of just how things go and it’s up to us how we want to react and deal with it. I’m happy your life is good and I’m also happy my life is good as well. :)

    Posted by lillianccc | May 17, 2013, 11:03 pm
    • Hi Lillian, hope life has been good and great for you! Missed your lovely posts as well. Look forward to hearing about all those changes you have going on your life too. Thank you, Lillian.

      Posted by Brigitte | May 18, 2013, 6:24 pm
  25. I agree with you Brigitte, I have been enjoying your posts for some time now, but have never been brave enough to comment. Things happen in your life and no matter how painful we just have to find a way forward. Always a writer, list maker and on and off diary keeper I think I’m going to take a leaf out of your book and finally start that blog. Thanks for the inspiration. You rock.

    Posted by mamamoo222013 | May 17, 2013, 11:11 pm
    • Hi Mama! I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying my posts and please don’t ever feel as if you can’t join in here. As you can tell, these bloggers are a very kind and welcoming group here and I’m just glad you are a part of that group. Thank you so much for your kind words. :)

      Posted by Brigitte | May 18, 2013, 6:26 pm
  26. It’s good to see you back here, Brigitte. I’ve missed you. I think you do have to go with life wherever it takes you, go with the flow so to speak. I hope you are in a good place now.

    Posted by The Bumble Files | May 18, 2013, 1:49 am
  27. Life’s just a bit busy around me right now. I’m glad to see you back here, even if it is not as frequently. I’m also glad life is going well for you–you’ve had a rough spell. Enjoy your weekend!

    Posted by jmmcdowellJmmcdowell | May 18, 2013, 7:00 am
  28. Grr, it looks like WP ate my comment. The app still isn’t any good! I’m glad life is going well for you–you’ve had a rough spell this last year. You have a great weekend!

    Posted by jmmcdowell | May 18, 2013, 7:03 am
    • Hi JM, that’s happened to me before too. I don’t know what the deal is but it’s so GOOD to see you. I hope that life’s going great for you and you’re having a great weekend yourself. ;)

      Posted by Brigitte | May 18, 2013, 6:30 pm
  29. So happy to see this post in my reader :-).. My life is getting rather busy (the impending move) and plus just want to spend less time in the cyber world…so glad to hear you are well and life is moving along at a good pace..
    we will be here when ever you drop in. Just ring the doorbell, always will answer!!
    lynne

    Posted by free penny press | May 18, 2013, 7:35 am
    • Hey Lynne, yes! I remember you’re saying you were moving. It’s exciting and scary and all that, isn’t it? You sound as if you’ve experienced this like me as well. Some of us just like to wander. Anyway, I so hope you are doing great and that your move goes wonderful. Thank you — so good to see you.

      Posted by Brigitte | May 18, 2013, 6:31 pm
  30. Glad to hear you’re ok honey :)

    xx

    Posted by Vikki Thompson | May 18, 2013, 10:55 am
  31. Be well, my friend. Enjoy the ups, learn from the downs and know that you were missed while you were away.

    Posted by michelleatplay | May 18, 2013, 11:41 am
    • Hi Michelle, thank you. I missed reading all of you (and all these other great bloggers’) posts. Hope life is wonderful for you. ;)

      Posted by Brigitte | May 18, 2013, 6:32 pm
  32. Hey Brigette!!! Totally inspiring post. From one nomad to another…this helped me accept the fact that I AM a nomad…period. Thank you!! And that its okay. And you are right, life IS good. Thank you for the reminder. : ) Cheers.

    Posted by isawbobdylaninaspeedo | May 19, 2013, 12:30 pm
    • Hi Judy. Thank you! Yes, it is okay. We’re all different and yet the same in that we want to be heard and respected. Cheers, my friend!

      Posted by Brigitte | May 19, 2013, 11:35 pm
  33. LIfe is good – even when it seems like it’s not. I have been thinking about the pace of my blogging lately too – glad to see you back.

    Posted by artsifrtsy | May 19, 2013, 4:54 pm
  34. I’m really late to the party on this, but glad you’re back, B!

    Posted by mabukach | May 27, 2013, 4:44 pm
  35. I love the picture of the quote you posted here. It reminds me of the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ saying that people often quote to me: “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.”
    They always say it like it’s a bad thing; like I’m wandering aimlessly. When I think it’s exciting — roads could lead anywhere. I want to wander down every one and see where it leads.

    Posted by Browsing the Atlas | June 13, 2013, 9:48 am
    • Hi J! Thank you. I love that Alice in Wonderland quote!! And you’re right, even those roads we wonder about “going down” can lead to some pretty fantastic things, huh? Thanks so much.

      Posted by Brigitte | June 14, 2013, 8:32 am

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