Mar 13, 2020
Finding Joy in the Little Things…
I woke up this morning around 6am, which is pretty
late for me.
Yes, I’ll admit that I was saving up my energy for my
3 year old grandson who was being dropped off for the day.
Most of you know that I hit the gym around 6am so
you’d think it would be far easier to just hang out at home and
watch some cartoons and eat gogurts. Well…you’d be wrong.
The amount of energy it takes to keep up with a 3 year
old has reminded me just how flexible and laid back my daily
routine really is…and that is saying a lot.
However, I am always excited to take some
time off to enjoy the simplicity and wonder of someone so young and
disconnected from the problems of the world today.
It wasn’t always this way for me
though. I can remember raising my kids (who are now grown up
and gone) and always feel the pressures of business, finances and
life weighing me down. This made it very hard to concentrate
and enjoy the time I spent with them. In hind sight,
I definitely lost out on a lot of quality time and enjoyment.
Now dont get me wrong. We have lots of memories of
trips, events, and life, but as time has gone on I have
learned to enjoy life much more along the way.
So I wanted to just remind you to do the same…enjoy
your life. Don’t be so caught up in achieving your
goal that you don't take time out to live a quality life.
If you work hard and create discipline in your life, you will
certainly accomplish your goals and still be able to enjoy the
process along the way.
Here are few thoughts, ideas and suggestions I want
you to remember:
Don’t let your vision of your future, rob you of the
joy in the present.
Learn to love the journey so that you can have
Make it a priority to create Memories in Your
Take a Mental Inventory often of the Things you are
Slow Down and Be Present in Your Life.
and Nurture Your Relationships.
Stop Worrying about Things You Don’t
Love What you do or Make a Change.
Try to remind yourself every day and every week that
you only get one life. This is not a dress rehearsal.
You get one life, so make sure you are LIVING
I have a little plaque in my office that has the
serenity prayer on it, and I’d encourage you to follow its advice.
It is timeless wisdom to follow.
GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY
TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE
THE COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN,
AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.
Every single one of us has greatness all around us.
There are people, opportunities, memories, experiences and
everyday things in life that you may be overlooking or taking
for granted. I encourage you to slow down and learn to
love and appreciate what you have. Happiness truly comes
from learning to want what you have rather than have what you
want. AS Ed Mylett says, Blissful Dissatisfaction is a good
And as my grandson continues to remind me…even a
Disney movie watched for the 23 time can be fun and exciting.
haha. Have a great day. Talk soon.
George Wright III