“One of the most tragic things about human nature is that all of us
tend to put off living. We are dreaming of some magical rose garden
over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming
outside our windows today.”
If you were to gather 100 people in a room and ask them to write down their happiest times, you would likely find the lists had one thing in common. Our happiest times come when we connect with others and give the best of ourselves. Yet, these happy times can be hard to come by since human nature is to acquire “this or that,” or accomplish “this or that,” before taking time to connect.
Taking a moment to list out what makes us truly happy can be an interesting exercise. Often we find that the items on our list aren’t things that are hard to attain–they are simply things we must make time for. When we are chasing after “some magical rose garden,” we can forget to make time today, assuming that the time we create in this “magical someday” will be richer.
Take a moment today to think about what makes you truly happy. Is it spending time with a friend or sharing a good laugh with a child? Make the time each day to find happiness instead of looking for it in a distant someday.
I live in a garden of happiness.