Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Journey to a Destination

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.  We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.  ~Dale Carnegie

Destinations are important, however, you are short-changing yourself if your relentless pursuit of the end-point causes you to lose sense of what is happening along the way.  There is a precious life lesson in each moment of your life.  It lies in the people around you and the experiences you share with them.

Someone close to me shared that his "destination" is his journey.  What good is it to arrive somewhere without joy in your life?  To be so focused on the pursuit of your goals that you miss out on the fun of savoring a delicious moment?

If you keep dreaming about tomorrow, you will overlook TODAY.  Stay in the moment.  It is a gift.  Experience it with all five senses.  Call a friend and share this day for double the fun...

The great lesson is that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one's daily life, in one's neighbors, friends, and family, in one's backyard ~ Abraham Maslow 

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