Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet.
Today brings us yet another start to a new week. A week where anything is possible.
And that is what I want to talk about today.
We some of us go through life hitting ourselves over the head with a metaphorical book of “should have and should have not’s” wondering if we will ever learn from our mistakes, if we will ever get to where we want to be. If we will ever achieve what we truly think should be ours to achieve and if we will ever be content.
Well, nowadays the way I see it is that life is a journey and not a race. It took me years to realise that life is to be enjoyed as much as you can. Not to be searching for something that is always “just out of reach” but maybe consider that something that is right under your nose.
Today I look at what is in my life right now and I gladly embrace it.
As the song lyric says “It’s not having what you want, it’s wanting what you’ve got”.
We are all guilty of dreaming what we believe to be unattainable dreams. Listing our “what if’s?” And our “why me’s?” But should we really be doing this?
Personally I have found that over the past few years my desires have become less and less. I have become more grounded, more settled and because of this, more appreciative of what is already in my life.
We should always consider how bad things could be, how lonely we could be, how unhealthy we could be, how run down our homes could be, how miserable our plans could be because there is always another situation that is worse than our own.
First world problems.
No money to pay for something?
Well you still have your health, you still have the roof over your head, you still have the love of family and friends.There is a way past this. It may take time but it can be achieved.
Things not going according to your life plan?
Well no-one said it would be easy and it is only YOU that is making it hard because YOU are not appreciating what is already there in your life, what has already been achieved and what will be achieved with time.
The same can be said for health.
Got an expanding waistline? Well deal with it with help from the proper channels. Deal with it and do not perpetrate your misery because that is the other choice and that only takes us down further.
And for love.
We all want to be loved, we all dream of meeting that perfect someone to share our lives with. Some of us are lucky enough to already have this, some of us are lucky enough to have experienced it (even if it didn’t work out) so know what we are looking for, but some of us continue to search for it, sometimes not even realising that our one true love is already in our life helping us through our days in the same way as we help them through theirs. Listening and advising, never judging and NEVER walking away when things get tough.
As I say, it’s not having what you want, it’s wanting what you have.
Why do we let situations like this lead us to despair?
Because it is what we are taught to do if things aren’t going right. Worry about what we don’t have and not be thankful for what we do have.
First world problems.
Don’t forget, us people here in the land of the internet are considered the lucky ones and rightly so. We are able to have problems that are not usually out of our control. We are lucky enough not to live in war torn fractured countries. We are lucky enough to have our health and if we don’t, we are usually lucky enough that we live in countries where we can get medical help with these things so our quality of life might improve and be prolonged rather than simply being kicked to the curb and left to get on with it on our own. We are lucky enough to live relatively calm and peaceful lives without drama.
We live VERY lucky lives.
So I say look at every day as an opportunity to complete your life. An opportunity to be at peace with yourself, an opportunity to appreciate what we already have and not what we think we want.
Dream for sure, but don’t let those dreams define or disrupt what is already there because one day you could look around and it may already be gone because sometimes the very best things we have, are right under our very noses.
And of all the things I want, I know the VERY best ones are right under mine.
Stay out of the fridge.
*Sheryl Crow – Soak Up The Sun