06 Jan Good News…Yesterday is gone
It’s not very often, but occasionally I will have a rough day. I say occasionally because I feel like I have learned the secret to enjoying both good times and rough times, high stress and free flowing moments. Having said that, there is really no room in my life for a false version of happiness. Just having a smile doesn’t make you happy just as much as wearing a frown doesn’t mean you aren’t happy. Life if complex, complicated, and a composition of emotions and actions. (You like my alliteration?)
Having said all that there is an amazing perspective that has helped me rebound from tough moments in my life. It’s simply that…Yesterday is gone, and today is in front of me. It’s not always easy to add the today is in front of me part because there are lots of times where you know you’re about to meet the firing squad as it were. But I can tell you this much, if you can muster the courage inside your self to believe that something miraculous is about to happen in the midst of it you can at least enjoy the parts of your life that you would have otherwise missed while worrying about the upcoming event.
Forest Gump: “Life is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get.” That’s foolish, if I’m eating a box of chocolates, I know I’m going to get chocolate. And yet brilliant because the surprise that awaits that bite of chocolate can be the difference between being excited about what is about to happen vs believing that you are going to get stuck with another bite of chocolate.
What’s my point?
The point is this: Life is worth living. If it’s worth living then it’s worth enjoying. Life will be difficult at times, and easier at other times but the reality is that we all get the same 24hrs everyday. If you think someone else’s 24hrs is better than your 24hrs then you should start by changing your opinion about your own 24hrs. You will soon find that enjoying where you are at in your life will be a huge key to getting to a place that you want to be.
So enjoy where you’re at, and look forward to where you’re going but don’t forget to enjoy the ride!