Life is too short therefore you cannot afford to waste any chances life blesses you with. Make the most out of every instant. If we all kept in mind that “later can be too late”, we would be busy trying to seize the moment we have to relish. Sadly, we tend to postpone projects, what we really want to be doing, and far too often, those little things that make us happy. We just get stuck in that so addictive comfort zone, therefore we become prisoners of our fears. What others will say, what if I do not succeed, how long it would take me to get there, where I will end up, who I am going to leave behind, what sort of excuse I am going to come up with to break with all my ties. No wonder why we just put off our dreams! No wonder why we no longer do what provides us with happiness. No wonder why we forget to cherish those little things!
It is no surprise that one day we wake up and realise that we are living a life that does not match our values, expectations and needs. A life that no longer means anything to us, neither bring us laughter nor makes us feel alive. A life where we are mere spectators, where we feel trapped, where we do not fit anymore in. A life that unimaginably has become ours. How come? Never mind, do not lose yourself trying to figure it out. It is what it is, be brave and move forward! So easy to think it is too late to change, to do what makes us happy, to live our life to full. What a big mistake to make! Not too late, not impossible, not shameful. Still plenty of time left, still possible, still something to be proud of!
It does not have to be glamorous, extraordinary, luxurious. You do not need to spend lots of money, have lots of time, go somewhere else. It does not have to be a massive turnaround, or a life changing decision. Just open your eyes widely and enjoy what you have around you. That ray of sun coming through the window while working from home, getting home to the smell of a freshly baked cake, that nice chat with the shop assistant at the supermarket, sharing that meme that has made you laugh, that unexpected bunch of flowers being delivered to you, that song on the radio reminding you how lucky you are. Once you start being here and now, appreciating what you have, taking in every single minute… your life will become a better place for you to be in. Big changes will eventually take place, for sure, so do not worry too much.
Cherish what you have and let things be. Life is about making memories, because if you are crafting them you are definitely alive. Life is about gathering memories, because if you are collecting them you are certainly getting the most out of it. Life is about enjoying memories, because if you are savouring them you are undoubtedly having the time of your life!
Do not focus on the big life changing project, otherwise you will miss out your present. Do not concentrate on what is still yet to come, or the future will become your worst enemy. Do not centre on those things you cannot change or which are out of your control, otherwise you will feel helpless. Focus on creating lots of new memories instead! By doing so your life will be just yours, you will be able to shape your happiness and you will not feel trapped anymore. Grab all the opportunities which cross your path, carpe diem.
Remain true to your inner self, stay calm when the storms hit you, hold on to your here and now. When you feel stuck in a moment remind yourself what you do have, smile, breath and remember that there are lots of those little things to be happy for: the cat staring at you asking for some milk, the raindrops rolling down the window on a grey wintery day, the candle flicking wile the tea is being brewed, your partner’s eyes reaching yours with a smile, the excitement of sending an unexpected postcard to a friend of yours, the wind hauling outside at night whilst you are wrapped in bed, the views of a misty morning while driving to work, the autumn coloured leaves on the side of the road, a kiss being blown to you…
Moments count so make loads of memories!
Jay Cee Moon ©