Wednesday is already here, the days and weeks pass so quickly and all of a sudden another year has passed.
During this year I have in one way or another been reminded of the fact that life is here, while you’re (I am) busy making plans. There have been illnesses, injuries, life changes and even deaths, which all make me realise that life is fragile and things can change in the blink of an eye.
It’s important to remember what is important. I am not talking about what is considered important, by your friends or by society but what is important to you. Those things and people that make you smile and make you want to do better and strive for more. More here has probably less to do with money and material things and more to do with inner peace and harmony. A balance in life and being able to hold on to those precious moments, that we so often miss because we are too busy doing something else.
I sometimes meet people, as we all do and I am at times one of them myself, that can be jealous of others and resentful. Someone who, instead of counting his or her own blessings only see what others have and what is missing in one’s own life. This is a destructive way of thinking, I know this and yet I find myself thinking like this sometimes.
Why do we always want what we don’t have? Why are we so often unhappy with the things we do have? Sometimes, when I am having a pity party I stop and think of the actual problem. Most of the time it is what is referred to as an industrial country problem, i.e. not really a problem at all. That is if you compare the problem with other peoples problems; such as poor or sick people, refugees, homeless people and others that for some reason are hurting.
I feel ashamed at those times, when the pitying gets the better of me. And I am trying not to be that person. I am trying to do better and be better. It’s a struggle (I admit) and we all have our good and bad days. But I am trying to think more in the terms of ”if it wasn’t for rain one would never appreciate the sunshine”.
This way of thinking has also led me to make some (though they are small) changes to my life. Work is not everything and dreams are made to be chased. Life is too short to only think about what one would really like to do and way too short to not say what is on ones mind.
There are many ways in which one can be hurt, but it’s up to you to decide if it’s going to be the end or just a bump on the road. Too many people today are busy fighting and arguing over things which I am sure could be resolved, if only people would talk to one another.
I found this inspirational picture on Pinterest and it sort of says it all:
Have a great day and remember to smile!
Thank you for taking the time to visit the blog and read about me, my thoughts and my life. I am getting more and more feedback which I love. So please don’t stop!. Keep letting me know when you have been inspired by something I write. It makes me want to write even more.
A circle of good 🙂