Big big laughing by Tom@HK
We all need reminders not to overlook the bliss to be found in the simple things. Too often we get caught up in the hype and false messages of society or the media. We start comparison shopping – evaluating where we rank in contrast to those around us. We start thinking we need more, or should be different from what we already are. Surely we can’t be happy with what we have. There must be more to life. We must need to do something more to find our joy. That old familiar phrase comes back to mind “I’m sure I’d only be happy if. . .”
I’d be happy if. . .
- All my bills were all paid off.
- I lost some weight.
- Chocolate was a health food.
- My house was not so cluttered.
- I had more time for myself.
- I got a better job.
- I made more money.
- I had a nicer house.
- I could get that new Plasma TV.
- Things weren’t so expensive.
While we’re at, why not got a step farther? I’d be ecstatic if. . .
- A leprechaun gave me a pot full of gold to achieve my dreams.
- I could sprout wings and fly or turn invisible whenever the need arose.
- Everyone loved me for the genius that I truly am.
- All of our cars were oxygen-powered and didn’t require any fuel.
- Congress consisted entirely of members of Mensa.
- No one ever fought with each other again.
- The clouds were made of chocolate pudding, and the grass tasted like licorice.
Okay, so you get the idea. Stop putting off your happiness for a later date. Sure, things could get better tomorrow – or they could get worse. Enjoy what you have now. Don’t take your life for granted. If you have good health – enjoy it. If your family loves you – return the favor. If you have running water, electricity, convienient transportation and a variety of local stores to shop, remember those that do not, give thanks for the wonders you have. You are surrounded by gifts and joys all around, but you have to pay attention to see them.