What are we all waiting for?
For summer, for perfect timings, for someone to fall in love with, for our life to start, for our next holiday, for everything to fall perfectly in place…
In the last few years I have lost people in my life, some young, some old, some very suddenly. When a loved one passes away it makes us think about how bitter sweet life is and to cherish every moment. But as time passes – day by day – faced with daily struggles, bills, work, social lives and responsibilities we tend to forget how precious life is. How little time we have here. We are constantly thinking of the ‘next thing to come’ as if now isn’t quite good enough, if only you could reach a certain goal, or meet the right person, or move to the right city you will then finally find happiness.
It’s as if we are all ‘waiting’ to be happy. We spend so much time thinking about the future, that we forget to live in the now, to look up and see how far we have come and how much we have achieved. Right now, in the here and now as you read this, live in the moment. It is of course, lovely to have something to look forward too, but don’t overlook the power of now, the power you have to control your happiness. Not in the future that may never arrive, but right now – this is your life, and its ticking by, so do all you can to cherish every moment you have.
The little things, the Sunday dinner with your grandparents, how beautiful the moon is, how the sunsets, the smell of a loved one, your favourite coffee in the morning, your best friends laugh, your mothers smile. As these will be the things you look back on, the things that define you and your path, the things you will miss the most – the little things that day by day add up and become the big things, the precious things. The things that really matter. We all should live in the now, it’s the best place to be.