Sometimes I find my life seems to be a
whirlwind; I rush to get things done, trying to get
things I want as soon as possible. It may be a new house,
furniture, getting married, starting a family, or many
I want happiness now, or as
quickly as I can get it. At times however, I find my
relationship with my SO takes some unexpected twists and
turns, and my hard work seems to go down the tubes. I
throw my hands up in the air and exclaim "why am I
Maybe if I stop running so hard towards
happiness, I'll find that it has been trying to catch
up to me. When I look at how I spent yesterday, how
much of it gave me more happiness than a quiet cuddle
with my SO? Or a leisurely stroll along a beach, or a
walk through a park with them?
I'll probably find that in my rush
towards "happiness", I'm sacrificing treasured
moments with my SO that can never be replaced; once today
is gone, it's gone forever.
Just for Today
Today I'll look at how much of my life
feels rushed right now, and really think about how
important each thing is. If I remember that I can't truly
appreciate the fragrance of a flower, or a starry night
when I'm running, I'll be able to see what I'm missing by
not slowing down. I'll decide what I want out of today,
and spend the time I want savoring the relationship I
have now with my SO.
Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening
all at once.
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