I love the saying “Life is a journey, not a destination.” It is one of my favorite quotes, and I reference it often.
I truly believe this to be true, and strive to find the joy in everyday life so that at the end of my journey, I can look back and be able to say, “My life was good.”
It isn’t always so easy.
Life is not always fair, nor is it always kind.
I have my own struggles, I have faced hardships and unfortunate circumstances.
Life has not been a cakewalk.
But at the end of the day, I have always been able to find at least one thing to be grateful for, to be happy about – even if it was just being able to hear my daughter tell me that she loved me before she went to bed. Sometimes it was something as simple as catching a glimpse of a beautiful sunset as I was driving home after a long and tedious day at work.
I have seen a few friends down in the dumps, so to speak, lately. Sometimes they feel that nothing in their life is going right, that they have nothing to be happy about.
I think that it’s all about perspective. For each thing that a friend has to complain about, I can immediately think of at least one thing that I consider to be wonderful about their life.
There IS something good in each and every day.
Sometimes we are so focused on the bad that we just can’t see the good…even if it is right in front of our face, telling us that they love us with sleep in their eyes.