In the world we live in today the mentality is often “MORE. MORE. MORE!” It’s as if people think the more we have, the better off we are, the happier we are or the more we’ve accomplished. At the end of the day, what can more money or materialistic items give you?
Sure, it can buy you a fancy dinner, a round of drinks for your friends at the bar, and a closet full of clothes that you never wear just to name a few. That’s great and all, but it still can’t fulfill our desire to be happy or loved.
Many of us have too much to even see what truly makes us happy. That’s the sad part about the world we live in today.. We could start by looking at the people around us. Odds are, despite our material possessions, we each likely have friends, family, a pet, or something that gives us purpose.
Something that shows us that money isn’t everything, but memories can last a lifetime. Less is more.
“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost
I feel like Robert Frost hit the nail on the head with this quote.
We take a look at what life has thrown at us and we tackle it head on. For many, it’s a choice similar to picking right or left on a path. For others, it may be a lot more complex and difficult. You have two options, left or right? I like to think the paths we travel develop us into who we’re truly meant to be. After all, if everything didn’t happen for a reason, what would the purpose of life be anyway?
I’ve recently come to learn that life isn’t always what it seems. Sometimes we’re setup for success and great happiness, then it’s ripped from us. Other times we expect the absolute worst and we’re shocked with an unforeseen blessing. It’s just the luck of the draw, I suppose.
I look at this journey through life as a road or a pathway, because you never truly know what’s ahead on a road never traveled before. You just have to travel it and make the most of each step or mile. Sure, there will be stop lights, accidents, setbacks, or even times where you have to choose a direction once again. But as long as you’re moving forward you’re making progress. Just live.
This life is pretty incredible. Why would one not want to travel their road as long as they can?