3 Fresh Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 145)
“No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work.”
— Jonathan Sacks
Sometimes we just need to take a break, step away from everything we’re working on at the moment and remind ourselves that everything is going to work out the way it was meant to work out. It isn’t your responsibility to fix everything that is broken or do everything that is undone. You only have enough energy to do what is before you to do. Nothing more. Nothing less. When you’ve done that, be happy and content that you are doing just fine.
Here are 3 signs you’re doing just fine:
1. You have work to do. Many people don’t like work, but without work life would be boring. If all of life were a big playground, we would die sooner than we do now for lack of something constructive upon which to spend our time. So we work. For however many hours, in whatever conditions, for whatever amount of money, your dignity, self-respect, independence, and responsibility partly lies in the fact that you are able to do something by which you are able to live.
2. You eat for both your health and your enjoyment. Cooking. Baking. Buying food. Food is a necessity but it is also a source of relaxation and rejuvenation. If you are eating to just survive, it can’t be said that your food is giving you any real energy. If you eat for enjoyment, however, you gain energy and the smile and laughter that comes with it.
3. You embrace simple things. If you can afford a train ride to your bustling work location, a cup of coffee each morning, 8 ounces of water some time in the day, and gas in your car, you are doing just fine. The smallest conveniences for us are dire necessities for many people in the world. If you embrace the simple things, they turn in to great joys and privileges that aren’t soon forgotten.
“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”
— Ruth Reichl