In these difficult times, it seems more
important to keep a positive outlook. Hence, a small reminder that, although nature
is up in arms against humanity at present, flowers will still grow and delight
The picture today is a miniature, but I hope it says it all.
Figuring out what’s the matter with life
takes too long and it doesn’t help get you anywhere. It’s better to concentrate
on important issues. Everybody has their own dreams and goals. To me it’s writing
my books, singing my songs, teaching, and everything that brings a smile to my
lips. Yes, there are enough reasons to be content, sometimes even happy. After
all, life is a gift to celebrate.
When the food is good and well prepared, there’s reason to rejoice. When new flowers break the ground, often in the most unexpected places, our bad mood can change for something better. When the sun shines, we get a different outlook. When it’s warm and almost feels like spring, we get courage to do what we must. Then the sun gets past the clouds, and life becomes valuable.
Sure, there are enough reasons to be sad or
afraid. Still, if we succumb to that, what is there to live for? That’s it.
Life is too important for squandering on worry and desolation.
Grieving is another issue. There’s no way around
that, but we only grieve if we’ve lost something that meant a lot. After all, we
don’t mourn for small annoyances.
In other words, there’s much in life that
is worthwhile. There’s much to be grateful for, and much to applaud. Never
Is it time for celebrating life? It might
well be. So many people only see the negative side to everything and lead
miserable lives. What a waste.
If you make every flower you see count, if
you celebrate the little joys, don’t wonder if the great joys come to stay.
It’s up to you. Do you want to be miserable or do you want to see every day as
a blessing? The choice is always there. It’s too easy to sink into misery. It
can be tempting when the unpaid bills grow over your head, or when everyday
difficulties confront you at every corner. That’s when you must stop and ask
yourself what you want from life – and what you’re prepared to invest. Do you
want happiness, or will you indulge in self-created misery?