Some Weeks…

Some weeks are easier than others. And some weeks aren’t easy. Some weeks, the battles are centered on just getting out of bed every day and Accomplishing things…making the bed…exercising…making a meal…getting to work…smiling…And those things are enough because they take every last ounce of energy. Some weeks are like that.

 

I read somewhere that we are too centered on being happy. And its true. We have so much time and luxury in our lives, that we can spend our mental energies wondering if we are happy enough, if we could be happier, if we should try to attain something more, more, more. Because we know where our next meal will come from. In fact, we are thinking about all the things we won’t eat, because we have so much, and want to stay trim. We know where we will sleep at night, and that we will stay warm. We have two million options in the morning for what we will wear. We have so much, even if we think we have so little. Our lives aren’t about survival anymore. They are about happiness, and pleasure, and ourselves. I don’t know, really, if that is such a wonderful thing. Sometimes I sort wish, a tiny bit, that we knew what it was to survive. That we could pour our energy into simply maintaining those we love, and that would be enough. Food on the table. Blankets on the bed. Roof overhead. Food through the long cold, cold months…Instead, we are filled with discontent, filled with ever wanting something…something more…

My life is not difficult. It is deliriously rich and easy. I am spoiled from having so much, and I have so little compared with a huge part of our country. And maybe that is the trouble. We are simply given too much.

 

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About simplylivingwell

I am a lover of beauty, good food, health, and experience. In a world laden by student debt, health insurance fees, and never-ending bills, it is admittedly hard to succeed at anything. But by living simply, creatively, and with a certain verve, I think its possible.
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