Merely Surviving

Can you hear that?

What?

Exactly, it’s quiet.

In the far distance I can hear children playing. Above me the ceiling fan is spinning and humming. But that is all. All other sounds are in others heads and houses. I have finally had enough time quietly thinking to get back to life with a positive heart. I find when I am too busy I am unable to give my best me to the world. I am just too distracted. I am short with people. I get frustrated by small things. When I am over stretched just thinking about making dinner upsets me. But when I feel relaxed and refreshed making dinner is one of my favorite things to do. After some time quietly thinking, I am able to see tasks that sometimes feel stressful with different eyes. As Marcel Proust said, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new sights, but in looking with new eyes.”

Life takes over, but life is not worth living if we spend our days merely surviving.

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