I think we as a society love complain about what’s happening TO US, instead of enjoying what’s NOT HAPPENING TO US.
When I ventured outside today to run my errands and head to the gym I happened to notice how unbelievably hot and humid it was outside. Of course I reflexively started to grunt and groan about how you could see the humidity in the air, and feel the steam coming off of the road and your car.
As I was driving I realized how we are ‘Damned if we do, and Damned if we don’t’. Ever notice it’s either one extreme or another when it comes to being content?
At work we always talk about how we HATE when it’s so busy we don’t have time to pee. (And yes work has actually been that busy). But then on the flip side, when work is controlled and quiet… we then complain about being bored.
Or like today.. we complain about the unbearable heat and humidity, but yet just less than 3 or 4 weeks ago I can remember the temperature being a high of 55! (yes unfortunately I live in that type of climate here in the North East)
At what point do we enjoy what is going on and stop comparing the situation to what could, or should be the ideal situation?
It can ALWAYS be warmer, or cooler, or a more ‘comfortable’ climate. And yes work can ALWAYS be more manageable.
But don’t you think you should be happy that your their? Ever think about those individuals that would give their right leg to be out in that miserable heat? To just feel the sun on their face, or feel the grass in their toes?
Or how about the individual who is out of a job? Or someone who is injured and can’t work?
The list goes on. I do it as much as the next person, and I sometime’s have to give my self a ‘reality check’ every so often to shut myself up and simply enjoy the moment.
Are you enjoying the moment or are you too busy wishing for something else?
‘If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You get another chance.’
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