After making about a dozen different disgusting noises this morning. I’m up and ready to go. Although to be honest, I have been up since 3:30am. I spent those four hours reading my newspaper (yes, I still read newspapers) and I caught up on my messages. I don’t mean to sound like a disgruntled employee of life, but sometimes life just sucks. So you’re probably thinking, “Here we go again”, but hear me not.
As much as we wish to make life this grand adventure, for the most part it’s just a boring routine between stops. But you know what? That’s okay. Because just as in nature, our lives consist of routines. Everyday deer, squirrels, and birds forage for food. And sometimes if they are lucky, they have specific spots they can to every day. Also important things like bringing up their young depend on routines to teach them to survive.
For better or for worse we humans have more choices. Our frontal lobes plan and worry and grow bored with our routines. I know that in my own life, anxiety and stress pulls me away from the basic things like rest and yes, even routine. Even in the Christian Bible there’s a verse “Consider the lilies…” there it says, they don’t work or worry, yet they continue to grow.
Life’s all about choices. Where we live, where we work, and what brings us joy. For the most part a lot of us are pretty miserable. I know I get that way staring at these four walls with not a whole lot of exciting things to do. But then again, that’s okay. I have my family and my friends, and I have a talent I love to share. Life maybe full of routines, but the routine of sharing your love and being compassionate, can bring the rest of the world a little joy.
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