‘In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.’ – Albert Schweitzer
Too often, we dream about the future and we create imaginary fairytales in our mind of what our future will hold. Or we live in the past and yearn to zap ourselves back in time to our carefree, childhood days. We wish we could escape the present somehow. Because happiness is not here, it’s there.
Yet how often do we get there and find ourselves stuck in the same situation; missing the past and daydreaming about the future. Is happiness a destination or is it a state of being? I’d like to argue that it’s the latter.
Carpe diem. Seize the day.
No matter how fun or boring, easy or difficult your life may be right now, there’s always something to find joy in. Whether your days are filled with long, slow hours of solitude or crazy, hectic, jam-packed moments, whether you’re juggling school and work or nappy changing and meal prep, whether you’re one step closer to achieving your dreams or ten steps further, one day, this moment that you are living is going to be one that you wish you could relive again.
So before this moment whizzes you by, make the most of it.
Be grateful for it.
Make it count.