I wrote this on a comment yesterday (Hello Papabear) and it got me thinking. Maybe I have a spring in my step because I have always believed that the best is yet to come. I will keep searching and hoping until I die, that there is more fun and excitement to be had. You are never too old to learn new tricks! I know people who seem to think the best is behind them, their dreams are forgotten, their bodies are failing and they are making do with what’s left. I’ve tried but can’t change their thinking and nor should I probably, as there must be a payoff for them in thinking this way.
But think what’s ahead of us? New forms of entertainment that we can only dream about, that haven’t been invented yet (and jobs and sports and gadgets). Thanks to mankind being a damn creative lot and being generous and wanting, no needing to share, there will always be something new. And most of time it’s free too, if you have a computer and realise that what’s in your head is the most important thing. Material things are only there to create good thoughts and feelings in your head ultimately, anyway.
I still dream of having five star holidays again, and exquisite meals and gatherings with friends in picturesque places and restaurants, of living for a few months at a time in different countries and meeting like minded souls and connecting blooming everywhere I go. But even if this is only a dream, we still have the joy of changing seasons,
anticipation for what’s to come, understanding and aha moments as life unfolds, being there for our loved ones, hilarious YouTube clips, unlimited knowledge on the internet on any obscure interest that takes our fancy, amazing people to meet who have something to teach us at the right time, groups of people with interests to join as long as it suits us and we have that in common. I could go on. How could the best NOT be yet to come?
Of course I am still training myself to be aware of the Now and generally more aware, instead of off with the fairies doing my perfectionist, to the best of my ability thing, so I can appreciate that I have already experienced the amazing and bountiful in people, things and experiences.
But it’s not over till it’s over and I can get excited now about what’s to come as when it does, I am ready to appreciate it all. That’s my journey.
May your day be filled with gratitude for what’s here, anticipation for what will be and appreciation of the now!
PS Click this link below to see some beautiful smiley photos. I have been smiling for the last ten minutes trying to pick the best but they are so contagious!