“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
— Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Grandma always used to tell me was all she wanted for me was that I be happy.
Let the New Year’s Day resolutions commence. Already on all my social networking sites I have seen healthy recipes, exercise tips and lifestyle plans being tweeted, posted, emailed and pinned. Among my past resolutions, I have resolved to lose weight, cut down on coffee, learn Spanish and take dance classes. My favorite year was the one where I resolved to develop more muscle tone. Ahh…good times in smaller pants.
Well, since losing the extra weight is now a weekly resolution, I am not setting myself up with that one. Getting healthy is also a daily resolution, a constant balancing act of medication, meditation, exercise and most importantly…SLEEP. Sorry, but Spanish and dancing will take a backburner again this year. I know myself slightly better. When I can, I will.
This year, I just want to focus on being happy in the moment. Not a new resolution, but one that should be revived. So much stress and fear this past year has broken my body. Yet, I am still here. One thing I have learned is that our good days can become a memory all too soon, within the blink of an eye. Money can dry up, disease can invade and the sense of security can dissipate.
I do not have all the things I want, and I have not accomplished what I wanted to accomplish, but I have today. I can make the most of it, and appreciate the heartbeat of my fiancé under my cheek and the purr of my cat under my hand. Tomorrow is a new day, but today is pretty sweet within itself.