Most of the time, life for me can move at such a fast pace that I have to be careful not to lose my posture of feeling ‘present’ in the moment. The results of living too busy of a life cause me to miss the gifts that every day has to offer. I remember once reading a quote that says “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life”. How true this statement can be!
You see, so many people miss their share of happiness in life, not because it wasn’t there for them or because they never found happiness, they miss their share of happiness because they didn’t stop to take hold of it. At times, we can be so busy working for things that are not important in the big scheme of life that we miss what really matters.
So what really matters in life? Will it really matter that I accomplish everything on my list today? How can I prioritize my list to do the things that matter the most?
I suppose to answer that question, we must ask ourselves, what one thing in life can we honestly say brings us the most happiness, and what can’t we live without? I believe the answer is, love and relationships.
“At the end of life, what really matters is
not what we bought but what we built;
not what we got but what we shared;
not our competence but our character;
and not our success, but our
significance. Live a life that matters.
Live a life of Love”.
Having said all of that, I think I will meet some friends for coffee at Ebenezer’s Coffee House, come home and go for a run through the National Zoo, then after dinner I’ll do my lesson plans.
Organize your day to fit in something that makes you happy. Include friends and family so that your life can feel rich and full. Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you may look back and realize that they were the big things. What we thought was so important did not matter at all. Have a wonderful day off and enjoy all of the blessings that a day can bring.
Love, Ms. B.