Is Your Life Boring? Change Your Perception

Myrlia Purcell reminds us of the miraculous nature of our everyday lives.

I, like you, am just a normal person living a normal life. But, by “normal” I don’t mean mundane. Nothing that exists in this universe should ever be seen as mundane!

Take a moment to breathe. Look around you right now. You see a computer, a desk, maybe a window and trees outside. You see your hands. You feel your clothes against your skin. Perhaps you smell dinner cooking, or notice the familiar scents of your office.

Everything you have noticed just now is a miracle. Once, none of it existed. Can you picture the total absence of everything?

When was the last time you stopped and thought about where it all came from?

Everything you see around you, everything you eat, the air you breathe, is all made up of the remnants of stars, cooked up in their fiery bellies billions of years ago. As my five-year-old daughter likes to point out, “We are all made of stardust!”

The universe wants to live, so stardust gathered together and became planets, just as cells joined together and became you.

Trillions upon trillions of these tiny living building blocks work together every second so that you can experience life. They work to turn oxygen and food into energy, allowing you to learn, create, laugh, love and spread joy.

Most people don’t give any thought to how much their bodies are doing to keep them healthy, and make sure they achieve the experiences they need in order to grow as humans. We abuse our bodies daily, and then poke at them with disapproving glares in front of a mirror. We take our bodies, and thus, our lives, for granted….Finish reading at

Myrlia is the co-founder of Look To The Stars and an author of children’s books.

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Christine Jones
Christine Jones8 months ago

Good advice to appreciate the everyday aspects of our lives, especially our bodies. When, like a lot of women, I find myself being negative about the fact that my body doesn't look like it did in my youth, I consciously remind myself how amazing it is. I can walk, talk, hear, smell, taste, touch. Every body is incredible.



Spencer Young
Spencer Young2 years ago

My life's only boring when i'm snoring. Although we all have different opinions to excite your life, I prefer to take my dogs for a walk or to the dog park. I guess doing what you love to do makes life seem more exciting to us.

Mary B.
Mary B.2 years ago

I'm not sure I even know what 'boring' means.It just has never been a word I've used.When I was in my 20's people used to say "What do you do for excitement?" and I realized that was not something I did either. Go looking for excitement? Seemed kind of silly. Life was full of mundane pleasures and little adventures and it still is. I realize some people are restless and always wanting something new but I've never thought of that as them being bored.Maybe I've just been lucky that I've always had plenty of unstructured time to develope my own creativity. I was never 'over parented' as many young ones today seem to be. I can see how that would lead to people who are easily bored.

Natasha Salgado
Natasha Salgado2 years ago

Life 4 me is def not a boring one---I have my amazing furballs-volunteering-Care2-hobbies and my helps that i'm an insomniac to fit in everything! Thanks

Deborah W.
Deborah W.2 years ago

Sorry, make that BORING (too quick on the trigger).

Deborah W.
Deborah W.2 years ago

If you life's borig, change it. We're all products of our choices, you have the power of do-overs and each new day to make it happen.

GGma Sheila D.
GGmaSheila D.2 years ago

If you think your life is boring...quit wasting time thinking about changes - Just Do It.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Carole R.
Carole R.2 years ago

My life is never boring. If it starts heading that way I just find something new and interesting to do.