“Stop a moment, cease your work, and look around you.”- Thomas Carlyle
Each of us is born dying and yet we live as if we can’t. We never have as much time think we do. We build and build towards the sky but we’ll never reach the heavens. No matter what level of success we work for, it will never be enough. There’s always something else in the distance. There’s always one more thing. We need to stop working towards an unobtainable goal. Stop merely breathing and live through the day.
We live in a society where being a workaholic is commonplace. We buzz around working endlessly. We always work for tomorrow and never stop to appreciate today. Waiting for the future isn’t living. Now, I’m not saying that we only live for today and never look at tomorrow, but sometimes we forget that tomorrow isn’t concert, sometimes we just need to remember the little things in life that makes living worth it.
A seemly insignificant moment can make the day special. A loved one’s touch, a child’s giggle, or a simple sunset can mean more to you than rest of the day combined. If we ignore these possible moments in our lives then the day is wasted.
The world is a beautiful place. Everything in it and on it is special. If we don’t stop and look around us then life will become a span of busy nothings. Do something with someone to break the monotony. Take a moment. Breathe in the air. And live.