Monday, November 16, 2009

Happiness....the search continues or has it been there all along?

In my quest to understand and appreciate my new role and life, I have come across a common human mistake. Happiness is a quest that will never be achieved by certain people. We take for granted what has been given to us and we come to expect it. The more you have, the more you want.

Wonderful events happen to people everyday, unfortunately once the novelty wears off we are looking for something more. What happened to the gift we were just given? The worst mistake someone can make in my opinion, is to forget what we have. Perhaps some don't realise how bad it can get or how it can all be taken away in the blink of an eye. We assume it will always be there or never fully appreciate what we have been given. Why do some people have to learn the hard way, that your world can come crashing down around you without warning? I'm not suggesting you live in fear, or become a pessimist, but perhaps be grateful everyday for what you have today and never forget how precious it is., for tomorrow may never come or it may not be around forever.

Family is the most important thing in my life. I feel very confident that I have my priorities in the right order. I make sure that everyday i take time to be grateful for what I have. I promise to myself to never "get use to" this new reality as something i come to expect. Everyday is a gift in this new life and I will never forget that. Sadly some people will never appreciate it to its full extent, until the scale tips terribly in the wrong direction....

1 comment:

  1. Very beautifully written, Wendy! I could not agree more about being grateful for every day that we have to enjoy. Life is a gift we must never take for granted. It is wonderful to stop each day and appreciate each other, love each other and the wonderful nature surrounding us. I am so grateful to have such a wonderful family - we are so lucky.

    See you soon!

    All my xoxoxo