Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. Thinking about how things are and how I want them to be.
I don’t control life. All I can do is my best on any given day. How it all works out- well that’s the result of not just my actions but the actions of thousands- maybe even millions- of people, each doing our part and affecting the world in a thousand small and sometimes big ways. My point is, I don’t control life. I can do my part and that’s all I can do. What happens next, that’s not up to me.
I need to be reminded that it’s not up to me because I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about how to change things- how to get a better or different outcome. My actions certainly do affect my life, but when I’m already what I can, then I’m doing all I can do.
So thinking about thinking got me thinking. (Wow, that sentence was exhausting just to type! Overthinking much?) I’ve been doing so much thinking about my life, I forgot to stop and just enjoy life.
Photo via Don Shall
Experience all that today has to offer and not worry about the outcomes of tomorrow. What am I doing today that’s important? How can I embrace this day? How can I enjoy it?
Be grateful. Have fun. Show kindness. Feel love. Be silly. Indulge in “me” time. Go for a walk. Do something that matters. Celebrate. Be in the moment.
My invitation to myself, and my invitation to you, is to simply enjoy life today.