I have to admit that I love reading quotes. Quotes of Inspiration, Positivity, Love, Life, and Success.
Life can throw so many difficult experiences and challenges at us so if we don’t have a sense of appreciating simplicity, we may find that we are always anxious and dissatisfied! We could find ourselves forever worrying or stressing to attain something and yet wondering what is it that we want and need to be happy with ourselves. Some people stress so much on a daily basis, trying to find their ‘goal achieved’, or ‘a feeling of completeness’, ‘peace of mind’, that never comes.
What goal is going to bring us this inner peace and pride of achievement? What goal is going to cause us to feel and be ‘complete’? What will it take? Is it worth all the stress and will we ever be happy if we keep reaching and never take that very needed moment to stop and think, “why am I stressing so much and trying to hard to find completeness in some – thing?” That ‘thing’ might already be there right in front of you, in your life, but you are trying so hard to find it that you cannot see it!
Life Lessons, as I call them, are the best lessons we can have. Unfortunately, life lessons seem to be reflected on and appreciate when we are older and definitely not at the time they are happening.
I do wish that I’d kept a journal of my daily life moments, which I did not. Now, today and this year, my blogs are my present journal to express thoughts of old, new experiences, plus express ‘just thoughts’ about life in general and how much I enjoy writing and sharing these thoughts.
Life cannot be all about simplicity, nor should it be. If life were simple, we humans would be so bored and so complacent with our lives that there would never be any progress. Fortunately there are millions of people, who each day, go out and discover, work, and develop new products, new ideas, scientific accomplishments, cures and many other wonderful advances for humankind.
Along with enjoying the simple side of life, as a senior, I continue to be a productive person and hope to be for a very long time.
There is a time for sweet simplicity and there is a time for productivity. It has to be a balance for most of us. To know when and how to separate the two. To give yourself some peaceful moments, to regenerate, to allow your mind and body to gain fuel for the moments when you want to be productive as well as being healthy in mind and body.
Take a few moments to ‘smell the roses’; to appreciate what you have accomplished rather than what you have not!
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