Appreciation – Because you are Amazing
Because you are Amazing
This will probably be my last post for the year. No worries I don’t plan on quitting any time soon.
Around this time of year I like reflect on the things I got accomplished. With all the fuss and focus on next year or what you didn’t get accomplished I encourage you to take a different approach. The fact that you are alive to experience another orbital rotation of the sun should get you excited.
Some people will look at this year and say it was a bust while others will not want it to end, instead of focusing on the past and future let’s look at the year in it’s entirety and acknowledge our present. Hopefully you can avoid the typical distractions of what popular media will tell you to think of this year according to their list of happenings, and reflect more personally.
Was this a year where you made changes to your own life for the better?
Do you feel like the events that transpired this year helped you cultivate your life?
Would you be willing to admit that the hardships you endured this year only went to prove how incredibly strong you are?
Something tells me you can answer yes to at least two of these questions if not all three. I am fairly confident in this because you are of a species that naturally progresses and evolves regardless of its intent to do so. Strange thing about being human is that your adaptations and evolutionary advancements happen in such a natural way that they usually go unnoticed. Does this make them any less meaningful?
My philosophy on life has been a mixture of different sayings but one of the most consistently observed truths in my life is the importance of small natural change instead of drastic reactive change. This led me to coin a phrase, “When shooting for the stars, you adjust your trajectory in millimeters.”
Shoot for the stars? Indeed!
Are we not just celestial beings flying through time and space on our living spaceship? Whether we want to look at it in the quantum perspective or in a general material “reality” we are consistently measuring time and space then accounting for its expenditure or loss.
If you are an average american between the ages of 20 and 64 then you roughly drove 13,000 miles this year. You probably ate around 2000 pounds of food or spent 23 days on your cell phone. What’s the point? When you quantify the mundane aspects of your life they seem insignificant on a daily basis. When collectively measured over time they paint a much clearer picture of how much can be accomplished over a short period time with consistency.
Normally you wont be able to find statistics for the number of emotional growth spurts, psychological breakthroughs, habitual improvements and personal accomplishments for the average person in a year. These are changes that occur in your life and can only be measured by the people experiencing them.
Additionally there are so many simple habit changes that we make in our day to day affairs it’s only natural we completely overlook their impact on our life. When you live a life of fast paced mind numbing stimulation consistently bombarded with distractions it requires a conscious effort to appreciate the little things that occur and make this experience called life unique for all of us.
That’s why you should take some time at the end of this year and appreciate yourself. That’s right you are a time traveling bad ass. You have successfully navigated your way around the sun one more time all the while making your adaptations for survival with a natural grace and style that is commonly mistaken for an over simplification called living.
You can say 2013 was a good year or a bad year the choice is up to you, I encourage you to say it was another essential part of beautiful journey called life. Which I am personally grateful for getting the opportunity to enjoy and share with the ones I love.
As always you are worth MORE THAN GOLD.
THANK YOU and I LOVE YOU