It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit ~Denis Waitley
I’ve been thinking lately. Dangerous territory, huh? How often do I choose instant gratification instead of long-term fulfillment? In reflection I see I do it much less than in my past. I used to chase happiness while thinking things would fill that void. I now know those type of jollies are fleeting. Today I am happy in simply being. Finding contentment in nature and connection with others may seem simple, but love, peace, compassion, and abiding joy soothe souls. That to me is long term fulfillment.
It is of little significance how I get where I’m going or even where I end up. I find what I encounter along the way touches my life in deeper ways.
Life is budding everywhere. You are flowering as well.
I hope today you encounter simple beauty soothing to your soul.
I hope you take in vast blue sky and stretch of life, whether lush and green or concrete and steel, and know this is where you are supposed to be at this minute.
I hope you hear the robins sing and crickets chirp.
I hope you smell the sweet fragrance of spring hyacinths.
I hope you feel the silkiness of flower petals upon your skin or the soft bristle of a fallen feather. I hope you experience a gentle breeze that fills your lungs with life.
Wherever your journey takes you today, I hope you taste the sweetness of life.
Within the heartbeats around you, I hope today your life speaks to you.
I ask you…Instant gratification or long-term fulfillment?