Weekly Love Letter: Finding Optimism.
Life is such a mystery wrapped in an inigma. We are put here on this planet with one job, to find our purpose, and left with no directions on how to do so. So we live life how we are taught by society to live it. We go to school, get a job, have kids, buy/rent houses, clothes, & cars, and in no particular order. And we do these things because society taught us this is the standard by which we must live. We don't know who created this standard all we know is that it's just how things are. We do our best to fit the mold in which most of us can't naturally conform to. Acquiring our dreams becomes this distant star we can't reach because cars can't get us there. We see our favorite celebrities on TV and they look happy because they are rich and famous. And we are taught that if we don't have those things that we aren't living. I often tell myself, "When my dreams come true life will start for me." But upon deeper contemplation I face the realization that my life began the day I was born. And that perhaps these dreams we have are merely that. Distractions disguised as thoughts, taking us from the reality which is the here and now. And then I look into the distance and I see the moonlight shining from behind a stately tree with the night sky as its backdrop and I come alive inside. The hue reminds of childhood. All the Autumn nights I spent outdoors then becomes a slideshow in my mind that warms me. Coming to the conclusion that I am only as free as the moments I create. Material or social status can't be the measure in which we give our happiness weight. Because those things can be as easily lost as they are acquired. But what will stick with you forever is the moments you create for yourself and your loved ones, make sure they are quality.