One day, a month, then a year goes by and another routine is born out of necessity and we forget to take the time to enjoy the little things. And every year, we vow to change but this change involves something so large and unrealistic that it becomes unsustainable after a few months. Although it is man’s nature to want to improve – at least I hope it is – rarely do we see someone sustain this change. Happiness does not come easily. Let’s not cheat ourselves of times we may never have a chance to recreate.
Instead of making a grandiose gesture of “change” this year (like quit smoking or accomplish xyz for your 5 year plan) I have decided to make a meaningful one. I will not be a slave to routine. I will remember to breath. I will remember to take pleasure in the little things. I will remember to soak up the details of each day and the moments within it. I will live a fuller, more meaningful life and try not to forget to be thankful for my life.
After all, aren’t we all after happiness?