When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit.
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out:
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow –
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out –
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are.
It may be near when it seems so far:
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
It is good to take a deep breath once in a while and just pause and shut your brain off and just feel… Feel what is around you. Take it all in and enjoy the moment. You will find something good in everything by just allowing your self to feel and connect with your environment and with your self.
I have realized that the little things make me the happiest. My morning glories climbing up the railing… driving with my windows down and music on, feeling the wind on my face and in my hair… the evening breeze while I walk… my mothers smile or the excitement of my husband when he first sees me… painting my nails a different colour or seeing my favourite ice cream in fridge!
I can sometimes be materialistic… I love getting expensive presents for my husband for special occasions… usually things I have been pinning for… But I have realize that those things bring me immediate gratification and happiness not necessarily long term happiness. I wear things for a while and then store them to “preserve” them or put them in a safe place… whats the point?
Although my love for sparkly things will continue… I have if nothing, least recognize where true happiness lies. And that is with the people you love and the simple things that make you feel connected to your surroundings and your soul.