Sometimes, the most trying times in life teach you the most valuable lessons. Living in today’s world, it’s easy to get caught up in the glitz and glam of the big city life. We often tend to forget what’s most important. It takes some seriously trying times to remind you of how misaligned our priorities in life have become.
We run after materialistic things. That dress for new year’s or that car we’ve had our eyes on. A pair of shoes or some fancy dinner. We rush from one day to another, running from pillar to post, trying to get as much work done in a day as we can. We forget to stop and breathe, to live. Before we know it, life would’ve passed us by and all we’d be left with is reminiscing about the time we lost.
What is the point of a promotion if you have no one to share it with? Or a pair of new boots if you don’t have friends to wear them and go out with!
If only we invested more on building true, honest, meaningful relationships instead of building our bank accounts, the world would be a much happier place.
The small joys in life bring so much more pleasure than anything else in the world. An evening spent laughing with a friend, a hug of a loved one, a home cooked meal, a hand written note, a raspberry duet, walking bare foot on grass, the wind brushing against your face, getting wet in the rain, a long drive, your favorite song, the sound of a baby laughing. The list is endless. Just the thought of this brings a smile to my face.
We need to stop. Watch the rain drops fall, hear the leaves rustle, the birds chirp and let that smile creep in. Drive that extra mile, jump into that lake, get on that swing. Be a child again.
Life is beautiful. If only we…
Live a little; Smile a little; Breathe a little.