May 9, 2018

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.


Helen Keller


What’s important in life? Getting to work on time? Watching the big game? That new pair of shoes? Lots of money in the bank? Rushing to complete the ‘to-do’ list?

I spend so much of my day focused on some of these activities, at the end of the day, I flop into the nearest chair, exhausted from the exertion. As beautiful summer days fade into the sunset, cold winter months fade into memories and glorious joyous moments slip through my fingers, I wonder if my attention is on the right thing. If where I spend so much time will bring more joy than my heart can hold.

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Sometimes I seem so obsessed with getting stuff done, I forget the reason behind it all. My dogged determination to walk 10,000 steps per day is supposed to ensure I live a long and happy life. But if I don’t enjoy all the beautiful things I see while taking these steps then I’ve wasted a moment. My drive to save money for the future is to ensure I have enough to enjoy that long and happy life I hope to have. Completing the long list of ‘to-do’s’ is meant to allow me time to enjoy that long and happy life. But if I spend all my available time in the doing, I’ve wasted the opportunity to enjoy the moment. The journey. The now.

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Today as I hurried into the office building, I wondered if I had my priorities in order. Am I existing or living? There is a difference. For certain, between all the coming and going, ups and downs, ins and outs, I better know the reason for the activity and treasure, cherish, enjoy, love  and nurture every single moment. Because this is my life.