There is no secret ingredient...

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential
“There is no secret ingredient…”
It was a line from a really cute movie I have seen several times, Kung Fu Panda...
A movie of discovery about a hero, a panda named Po, as he learns some of the secrets of life…
In one scene, his father, who happens to be a goose, explains to his son what makes his “Secret Ingredient soup” so special…
“There is no secret ingredient. To make something special you just have to believe it is special,” his father revealed…
That is is true for life. There is no secret ingredient...
So many of us look for answers. We read books. We talk to friends. We go to seminars…
We go searching for answers.
We are searching for something. Happiness? Contentment? Something that will make our lives magically perfect…
Something to remove the pain. To give us purpose. To put a smile on our face…
But the secret ingredient to life is there is no secret ingredient…
We all experience life in our own way, as we walk down our own paths…
We all have our challenges. Things we deal with on a daily basis. Things to overcome…
For nobody’s life is perfect…
We all feel. We feel sadness. Anxiety. Worry…
But we also feel happiness. Excitement. Joy…
The difference in how we cope with those feelings…
Do we let the bad feelings take hold? Become who we are? Do we own them?
Do we appreciate the good moments? Do we build on our happiness? Do we live life with gratitude?
For feelings come and go. And life ebbs and flows…
We can use the challenging times to learn from. To improve ourselves. To do the hard work that sometimes needs to be done…
We can use the good times to build momentum towards a happier future…
Do you believe you are special? Because you are…
You are unique.
And we all have our gifts. Sometimes it is hard to see those gifts…
But they are there. We just need to find them….
Or at least we need to start looking for them. To believe that we are, in fact, gifted…
To recognize our gifts when we do find them. To appreciate them...
To allow ourselves to experience the hurt, but not to become the hurt…
To let the good times roll. To let our happiness gain momentum..
To believe…
To believe we are special. Because we are…
There is no secret ingredient…
Ken

Comments (4)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Such a powerful point. Have a great and productive Wednesday.  Did you remember the Tacos yesterday? Thanks for your post. bill

 

Jan 05, 2022 03:31 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Great points made, thanks for sharing Ken!!!

We can use the challenging times to learn from. To improve ourselves. To do the hard work that sometimes needs to be done…

Jan 05, 2022 03:55 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I believe our thoughts are the secret ingredient. We think positive with a can-do mindset? Voila! It sounds like you have that secret ingredient.

Jan 05, 2022 05:01 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Ken - I have not seen but have heard the praises of Kung Fu Panda.  Messages are "heard" from a variety of sources.  And maybe it's not about finding the right one but the one that works best for you right now.  Or for a situation.  And, of course, right for you.  

Jan 05, 2022 08:10 AM