Do We Realize Life While We Live It?

I have always viewed life as wonderful and exciting and an adventure; is it the Kefi in me?  Certainly, this perspective is a mindset and I’m thankful to have it.   This thinking has propelled me to write blogs about living life to the fullest!

Most everything I look at gives me hope and energy.  Some things that come to mind include the ocean, which provides comfort, relief, healing and peace.  A map reminds me that the world is so big and interesting, and I want to travel much of it to learn about different cultures.  Time that passes prompts me to enjoy the moments. I eat a delicious meal and I want to learn the recipe for my family to enjoy.  Working out makes me grateful that I have good health, but does one have to lose it to understand the value of it?  Do the daily and ordinary things we do matter, and should we take them for granted?

My sweet daughter has a picture of a quote in her room and it resonates with me every time I read it…..

“Oh, earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it — every, every minute?”

Thornton Wilder’s American Pulitzer Prize winning play is a subtle reminder that life is grand and further more, life pretty much is how we see it, how we handle it and what we make of it.  A tiny adjustment in attitude can, “move mountains,” so to speak.

As you forge ahead these next few weeks, wrapping up loose ends before the year ends, look at life with eyes wide open and realize that truly we can make our lives whatever we want it to be.  If you are suffering a setback, or injury or an adversity, avoid wallowing, and instead seek solutions; that is what I am doing.



Have a lovely evening ….


Carpe Kefi!



Kiki is a master interviewer with 25 years broadcasting on Kansas City and Chicago radio. She was a prevalent force at WMAQ & WBBM radio where she was the first female airborne news/traffic reporter in the "Windy City". Kiki’s voiceover work has garnered her Omni awards for Evian water and Coca-Cola commercials. These days Kiki enjoys energizing audiences on stage during motivational speaking engagements, and through writing. Her highly regarded “Kefi-That Life Force” column, was published previously in The Greek Star. She’s currently working on her first non-fiction book. [ View all posts ]