Posts filed under ‘happiness’
“I wish to live because life has within it that which is good, that which is beautiful and that which is love. Therefore, since I have known all of these things, I have found them to be reason enough and—I wish to live. Moreover, because this is so, I wish others to live for generations and generations and generations.”
I recently stepped away from this blog for a couple of months. Looking back, I wonder how I ever found the time to spend here in the first place. The minutes that had been allocated to blogging were filled with other things almost immediately, like water rushing in to fill a canyon and soon obscuring what lies below. Time is finite, and whether we realize it or not, we’re constantly making choices with every minute that goes by.
Don’t get me wrong: this space has been a labor of love, and I’m not leaving it behind. I’ll continue to post, albeit infrequently, and I’ll drop in now and then to visit the wonderful bloggers I’ve discovered.
However, I won’t be spending as much time here.
Like everyone, I have responsibilities. I have hobbies I take pleasure in. There are also a multitude of things I’d like to learn, places I’d like to visit, and people I’d like to spend more time with. Improving my mind, honing my skills, trying new things, and lending a hand in the community are important to me. In short, my ambitions are far greater than the available hours in the day.
Do you ever experience this conflict? Do the things you love compete against each other for your attention and your time? Do you wonder how you’ll ever fit a new interest into your day?
I think it’s a struggle that every individual faces and deals with in their own way.
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”
“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”
This summer is proving very busy for me. So today, I am posting this sunny little flower along with a heartfelt wish that each of you will chance upon a free moment here and there to enjoy beauty and simple pleasures.
I’ve always had a soft spot for Hello Kitty. Isn’t this a great bicycle? If only I lived in a place with good weather year-round so I could buy it and make it my primary vehicle.