Monday, May 03, 2010

"My mom always told me that happiness was the key to life.
At school they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I said “happy" and they told me I didn’t understand the question.
I told them they didn’t understand life."

I read this quote today and reflected on how few people are truly happy these days. So much anger, so much divorce, so many financially challenged individuals.

Could we perhaps slow down the frenetic pace at which we live and take the time to focus on the truly important stuff? How about the things and people that truly make us happy? How about doing things that we are really passionate about? I recently added some Koi to a small water feature I have at home and enjoy watching them especially at feeding time.

Now while there is not necessarily any financial benefit to this excercise, I feel such diversions add to the quality of life we enjoy. (of course cooling out on a personal yacht or in a vacation home in Aspen would be preferable, but getting to that level is a different ball game entirely)

Find a diversion. What is the point of working yourself to death only to pay bills? Where is the fun in that? Think about it...