I was shopping at Wegman’s yes, I admit my favorite food store. A woman was reaching for an air freshner. All of a sudden the entire shelf of air fresheners came tumbling down. She laughed watching them fall all over the floor. While picking up a few; I said, well that’s annoying. She said, that was funny. Her laughter was light, and contagious because it was a funny moment for both of us.
“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Earl Nightingale 1921-1969 Radio Announcer, “Author and Speaker
“Enjoy every minute of your life.” “Be happy now?” Trying to be happy now is a stretch. Trying to be happy every minute feels like pressure. How many times during the day do we think about how to be happy? Letting go of what we can’t control means taking responsibility to make things happen in our lives.
It’s easy to complain about life. In our 40’s, 50’s, 60’s or older. It’s how we react to what happens getting older that makes the difference.
Recall a savoring moment. Remember how you felt. Hold on to the memory. I did. You may need it later.
Peace and Blessings