Walking along the Boise River Greenbelt is always an adventure because we never know what we’re going to see. During our latest walk, Len found keys hanging from a protrusion on a power pole.
Clearly, someone lost their keys, another person found them and thoughtfully placed them where they’d hopefully be spotted by their rightful owner when they retraced their steps.
And while most of us have sets of keys, they aren’t always tangible, solid objects. For instance:
- I’ve found that the key to writing is concision.
- Len found that the key to flying is to start the landing approach early.
- Some have found that the key to parenting is _______.
- Others have found the key to relationships is _______.
It’s your turn:
I’ve found that the key to _________ is __________.
The key to a happy life is to be tolerant.
Fatima — yes, Yes, YES indeed! 🙂
When I saw the photo I thought the keys were left there by someone doing maintenance here on the power post (I thought it was a door)–so I suppose the key to understanding is not jumping to conclusions. 🙂
Merril — I love it! 🙂
Me too. 🙂
The key to embracing a “beginner’s mindset” is openness to vulnerability and a healthy dose of humility.
As a coach and consultant, personally starting something new and outside my comfort zone is a valuable re-connection (beyond the intellectual level) to what my clients’ experience when stepping into their own new possibilities. It also further opens and deepens my capacity to be with them on their journey. Not to mention the personal thrill of stepping into the unknown!
Audrey — “Vulnerability,” and a “healthy dose of humility.” Two phenomenal ingredients for a well-lived life 🙂
The key to living a happy life is living in the moment!
Joan — Amen siSTAR! 🙂
The key to surviving is patience, tolerance, determination – and lots of deep breathing.
Carol — I resonate with your key!
The key to getting somewhere is taking a step.
Lana — yes, Yes, YES! 🙂
I found the key to creativity which has opened so many new doors !
Jeff — And I love it when you share your creativity over on your blog! 🙂
The key to “contentment” is the key to “happiness” in my world. I work everyday to teach my children how important that key is. Great post and love the pictures! Tina
Tina — Oh I just love it!
[And how is your horse doing?]…
The key to a healthy world is the opportunity to share your truth.
The key to a happy Tuesday is to visit your blog, Laurie.
Leanne — You just triggered a face-splitting grin on both counts. Thank you! 🙂
Laurie, I’ve consistently found that the KEY is always in the cage!
Alison — Oh my gosh, cracking up! 🙂
I found the key to balance in m Pilates class this morning: strong feet. To strengthen them, curl toes of both feet in like an eagle on a tree branch. Then curl them out like a frog on a lily pad. Repeat, repeat . . .
Okay now, I’ll watch you do it!
Marian — I love your clear, user-friendly instructions. Tonight when I do yoga I’m going to test-drive them! 🙂
The key to not being disappointed is to not have expectations. The key to not having expectations is to live in the moment. How I’m ever supposed to do either consistently is still a work in progress. I guess I’ve found the lock, but not the key today! Great post as always, Laurie.
Dorothy — I love that you gave us a “twofer.” There’s a tremendous amount of wisdom in those two keys!
I’ve found that the key to understanding is to give up the notion of truth, and accept that in many very real senses, the best any of us has is just our best guess based on the evidence available to us at the time, and in the face of any infinity our best guesses are a close approximation to ignorance (however much it may feel different in the moment).
Ted — “…give up the notion of truth, and accept that in many ver real senses, the best any of us has is just our best guess sed on the evidence available to us at the time…”
I resonate strongly with this. Very strongly! Thank you (as always!) for your input.
Great question and I have been thinking about it quite a bit today. I’ve found the key to truly loving someone, any one, is to give up your unrealistic expectations of them and to offer them your unbiased acceptance. You are not in their life to retrain them, but to enjoy them while you can.
Sandi — I can apply your key to my relationship with Len and with Eoghan, both. With Eoghan, especially, I resonate with “You are not in their life to retrain them, but to enjoy them while you can.” Tremendous wisdom in your words, Sandi. Thank you.
So true Sandi and Laurie Thanks
I have found that……the key to a happy life is an open mind…..love your post….you make us all think…LOL
New Journey — I’m glad this post resorted with you, thank you for letting me know 🙂
I enjoyed reading everyone else’s too…
I’ve found the key to happiness living here by the sea is everything I hoped for . It’s pouring down cats and dogs but I could t care a jot .
Do you know I am always looking my keys …oh no looks like they’ve gone on another walk about 🙃
Cherry — I’m absolutely delighted that you found the ideal place. As Mary Engelbreit says, “Everyone needs their own spot.” 🙂
The key to winning a custody case is having the most money…oops wrong message today.
The key to happiness is letting go of the past. How’s that, is that better? More uplifting? Food for thought for me from you as usual Laurie.
Gary — Letting go of the past is a great key! 🙂
The key to democracy is eternal vigilance and the courage to speak.
Shirley — I agree with you whole heartedly! 🙂
key to happiness/kindness Is believing that I am
Patricia — I love it!
Hi Laurie, I love your question. I’ve found that the key to an uplifted mood is singing.
TimelessLady — And I bet you sing right on KEY! 🙂
Wish it was true…but not always. ;D
Them key to success is patience.
But there many “keys” that play a role in our everyday lives and long term goal and aspirations. 🙂
Sam — yes, Yes, YES indeed! 🙂
The key to not giving up is hope.
Tamara — Amen siSTAR! 🙂
Hi Laurie! I have found that the key to happiness is acceptance. ❤ Cher xo
SeaAngel4444 – Love the way you think! 🙂
Why thank you, Laurie!!! Cher xo
The key to peace…is practicing stillness and presence…Nice to read you again! Thank you for your recent visit!
Johann – yes, Yes, YES! 🙂
The key to love is embracing happiness.
The key to happiness is embracing love.
Pam — I love it! 🙂
I found the Key to Life is Living it
Take Care…You Matter
MaryRose — Simple, yet profound. Thank you!
Thank you..your post reminded me I am simply right where I need to be in the art? of living 🙂
Have a great day
The key to being part of the conversation in a timely manner is to not have your subscriptions bundled on a weekly basis. Now, if I could just find the key to unlock that particular door … Great post and a great collection of “keys” following in the Comments. Thanks, Laurie
Janet — Your comment made me laugh. Thank you! 🙂
I’ve found that the key to serenity is in choosing an appreciative perspective. 🙂
Ntexas99 — And it is a choice, isn’t it?! 🙂
The key to happiness is looking for the little things to make you smile every day.
This proves there are some thoughtful and kind people out there who are prepared to help others.
Daniel — Thankfully there are lots of good-hearted people in the world 🙂
The key to peace is forgiveness
Serene — Amen siSTAR! 🙂