I’ve been doing a lot of reading recently and the same theme keeps reoccurring- appreciating each day for what it is.
Easier said than done.
After my move to Kampala in August I was constantly questioning whether or not I had made the right decision in moving here, constantly imagining what I’d be doing had I stayed at home. This thought process resulted in me feeling hugely unsettled and unhappy and not making the most of the beauty and opportunities around me.
I’m coming to realise that maybe there are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ choices in some decisions. I’m realising it’s about making the most of the path you’ve chosen, and not wishing to be on another one.
Here are a few snippets of books/blogs I’ve been reading:
“I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.” Paulo Coelho
“If we view today as less than tomorrow, we choose to live in the imagined picture of a story that hasn’t happened, sacrificing joy and adventure that could be ours in the present.”
“No matter what you would change about your current circumstances, there are advantages, freedoms and joys that will be gone in life’s next scene. Don’t miss today because you are imagining that tomorrow will be “better.”
http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life/whole-life/life-won’t-begin-your-next-milestone (Thanks Ash Fulton for sharing)
“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow has enough worries of it’s own.” Matthew 6 v 36
“Happiness, not in another place but this place, not for another hour but this hour.” Walt Whitman
So here’s to 2014. A new year for new friendships, new adventures, mysteries and challenges. I’m going to try to appreciate the everyday, the ‘ordinary’ and the beauty of the circumstances I find myself in daily. Because…
Worth living through every up and down!