Lately we’ve been talking a lot about dreams, goals, the future, and aspiring for more. It’s important for us to constantly be reaching, to force ourselves out of our comfort zone to achieve higher heights…
But one downside to always dreaming and reaching is that we can forget what we have. We can get so fixated on the distant stars we reach for, that we forget to enjoy the dirt that we stand upon.
Today’s reminder is simple – Enjoy Where You Are.
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” – Audrey Hepburn
Life is difficult. We all have moments of frustration, and although they are uncomfortable and unpleasant, they serve a purpose: to force us to seek a ‘better’ future. But I think most people would also agree that there are good moments in our current situation.
Let’s try to enjoy those moments, however small or large they may be. When you get home, tired after a long day, and you’re greeted by your dog / child / spouse / silent home, instead of rushing through that moment in your accelerated state, take it in and enjoy it.
“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon
Let’s be thankful for those moments. Let’s smile, let’s enjoy those small treasures that we encounter in our days. Let’s be grateful…
Be thankful for those in your life. Be thankful for the opportunities you’ve had[…] You have come a long ways since birth and there is still much more to accomplish, but pausing on the path, and saying thanks for all that has come, all that is, and all that will be, is a great way to renew your sense of purpose. – Zachary Reid, QMU : Be Thankful.
So let’s focus on that today. When you have a pleasant moment, have fun with it and live in that moment. Don’t rush to the next activity, or lessen that moment by being lost in your thoughts. Enjoy what you have, who you are, and where you are.
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius
Enjoy Where You Are.