You know when you look back on something & think, “That seems like a lifetime ago”?
You imagine being back at that time & memories start flooding in.
You remember things that were so significant at the time—events, feelings, people.
Things that were tough: Loss, struggles, disappointment.
Things that were great: Trips, friends, a new job, new love.
All of it now is just a memory.
Just like all of what’s happening now will one day be a memory.
Some of you may say, “Good. I can’t wait for this year to be over.”
But one day you’ll look back & there will be something you’ll miss.
As someone in midlife, I’m already doing that.
Missing things I once had.
A body without limitations & pains.
A carefree life.
The years ahead of me.
Focusing on all the things you think are going wrong right now will cause you stress & suffering. It does nothing to solve the problems.
Focusing on the things you’re grateful for will bring you peace.
How will you choose to spend your time?