We go through life taking the most important things for granted and hunting chimeras.
We wake up grumpy because we would like to sleep some more or because we are not in the mood for going to work where deadlines are approaching and colleagues we don’t really like share the office with us. We wake up grumpy because it is raining outside or maybe because we must iron a shirt or because we are out of milk for breakfast.
Then we go through the day in a hurry, we don’t enjoy the rain or the sun or the air or the changing of seasons or the green of the grass. We get mad at stuff like bills, gossips, traffic, money and we get home exhausted. We barely enjoy our families and friends, we talk to them while watching TV or texting or facebooking. Then we go to bed exhausted after a full day, happy we were able to squeeze in so many important things in our schedule: work, grocery shopping, watching our favorite TV show, taking a long bath.
How many of you wake up each morning happy because the sun is up in the sky, happy they can breath, walk and talk? I admit I don’t. And I am ashamed for being so ungrateful. And I apologize to all of you that can’t breath, walk or talk because I am so mad each morning I have to get up and go to work. I am sorry.
P.S. A colleague of mine had a stroke last week and he still doesn’t have the ability to talk and to write. Each time I visit him and see him struggling to express himself, it breaks my heart. These days I promised myself to enjoy more the simple things because, in fact, the simple things are the ones that really matter. Don’t waste your life. Live the hell out of it because the only certainty we have is that we die. I know it sounds creepy but it is true.