Sunday Morning Coffee Talk


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Come sit with me and have a cup of coffee and let’s chat!

I am thinking about the question today: What makes me feel most alive? It comes from Emily P. Freeman who I adore as an author and speaker.

After I read this question in her book, A Million Little Pieces I realized I didn’t know the answer automatically.

What I used to think from a couple years ago, and what I think now is gravely different.

Now, writing makes me feel alive. Just the process really. I do enjoy the POWER SURGE from getting published or simply a comment from a reader, but the act of writing is where the joy and life is for me.

I used to say running made me feel alive. Working out does to a certain extent but now it is more of a necessity and tires me more than an elixir.

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Reading always makes me feel alive. Always. I love to think about the way that people think and learn something too. Any recommendations for me today?

Most importantly, my husband and my children make me feel alive. The love I give and receive from them compares to nothing else.

Thanks for sitting with me and helping me work through this question this Sunday morning!

What makes you feel most alive? Let’s make this a conversation…



22 thoughts on “Sunday Morning Coffee Talk

  1. You say that exercise and running don’t make you feel alive lol. It certainly does for me. Not going to lie, when I first started working out more and running I felt like I was going to die. It didn’t make me feel the slightest bit alive. Now it does. The rush of endorphins that you get from exercise and running make me feel so good!

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  2. I feel like it’s cheating to say writing makes me feel alive, but it does! It’s the anchor in my life. I do love running though. I think just creating, like it’s some primal urge. Knitting, painting, writing.

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  3. There are so many things that make me feel alive; a good book, a beautiful autumn day, visiting new places, yoga, meditation…the list could go on and on. However, my number one is creating works of art whether it’s writing or drawing.

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  4. This is a cool post, I already finished my coffee and the morning is gone and it is now late afternoon but I had to reply anyway.
    Like you as I get older my beliefs and values have changed a lot.
    I have always enjoyed writing but now it has a lot more meaning and it is something that I look forward to and does make me feel more alive.
    I guess it is a creative outlet that I need in my life.
    Writing gives me a way to express myself in a creative way.
    I am not a good talker so writing gives me a way to say the things I want to say without getting interrupted by another person speaking before I get my point across.
    Reading books gives me a lot of joy but writing gives me the opportunity to share what I have learned from reading the books.
    The people I live around don’t read and don’t want to hear what I have learned so I like WordPress because it is a community of readers and writers.
    It may sound strange but I feel like I have more in common with the WordPress community than I do with the people I live around and have to deal with in everyday life.
    So I thank you for this opportunity to converse and I hope you have a super wonderful day.

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    • I have made a new committment to my writing over the last year. It has always been an outlet for me too but am purposeful about finishing.

      I find I express myself better in writing as well. I do ok with close friends but being an introvert I do not get together with people often. I also rehearse phone calls before I make them.

      I also find talking about reading somewhat difficult. Luckily I have some connections and a good friend from work. My nonfiction is a bit eclectic and lots about about writing.

      You don’t sound strange at all!!! I love social media.

      Thanks for continuing the convo!!!!

      What are you reading now?

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      • I was a victim of the last recession here in America and after that I starting reading and studying business systems and personal development.
        The book I am reading now is a combination of both, it is called Born To Build and written by the CEO of the Gallup organization.
        I am going to writing articles about it as I read and studying it.
        Being an introvert I do tend to keep to myself way to much but I started a Meetup group and have been trying to find like-minded people to hang out with.
        So far it hasn’t took off but each month I meet new people and get to have intelligent conversations so that is helping me a lot.
        Thanks for your reply and I look forward to reading more of your post.

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  5. Reading, writing, hanging out with kids, coffee, walking the dog, having dinner with my dad, being with my husband and children, the beach, traveling. There are so many things that make me feel alive. Thanks for the post!

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  6. A very interesting subject and I read through all the comments and could feel my own thoughts echo in Mark’s initial comment- regarding feeling like an outsider amongst the people I interact on a face to face basis vs feeling that actual connect with faceless strangers on the wordpress community! It rings so true to me too!
    But coming back to your question, strangely, solitude makes me feel alive. Not the punishment kinds, but you know when you go to a beach and sit and listen to the waves crash (always gives me goosbumps), or when you’ve gone on a hike and have reached the top most point and sit down to take in the view or the breeze, or are reading a good book in the park? Those moments 🙂 These days, of course every time my daughter smiles or laughs, I feel alive. Or every time I make someone else smile, or make someone else’s day, I feel alive- I think I feel more happy than alive- but maybe that’s the same thing? Who knows 🙂

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  7. What a lovely post and brilliant idea! This is more a Monday evening chat now, sorry, late to the party! What makes me feel alive? Music – a good playlist or album makes me so happy. That and my husband and my cats – am a simple soul! x

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  8. I enjoy most everything and staying relevant keeps me going. I’m retired so exercising, writing, dancing, music, traveling, etc. are all part of what makes me feel alive! Thank you for following ThusNSuch.


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