"It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end."
Ursula Le Guin
I found this quote today and I really like it. Sometimes, it is easy to get busy with our everyday routines, that we forget to enjoy each day. The Bible says: "This is the day that the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." As I journey thru a day, do I truly rejoice? Days that are full of work, chores, obligations, kid's schedules - routine. If not, how will my attitude effect others, myself?
When I was growing up, I had a neighbor who use to call me...."Sunshine." She use to say, "you are always smiling." Why wouldn't I be happy? Life was so simple and fun with no "real" responsibilities. You know, being happy is a choice...so is being sad. You can choose either one.
I love to make lists, setting goals for myself. I have ones for the day, week, month, year, for my garden, my business, my home, my kids....it goes on.... Often times, the lists are unrealistic, but somehow I find comfort in organizing my thoughts and writing them down. I love to cross off items I have completed and making a loop thru a whole week of accomplishments. A "journey's end" so to speak...one day, week, month at a time. So, this quote reminds me .... that it is good to set goals for myself, as long as I can enjoy the experiences they bring and bring joy into each day for myself and those around me.
Be Happy - It is Your Choice!