Some moments are better than others.
I prefer when we’re driving in the car on a sunny day blasting our favorite music on our way to an adventure.
But it’s in the mundane moments when I’m forced to entertain tasks that I rather not be doing that I find true appreciation for my favored moments.
It’s through the cold that I find appreciation for the warmth.
It’s through the dark night that I find appreciation for the day light.
The secret is in being okay with what is. To stop longing for more than what is.
Sure, I rather not have to stand in a long line at the supermarket at a moment when my bladder is full and my stomach is empty making me feel crabby.
Sure, I rather not have to sit in a dentist chair, mouth wide open while sharp metal objects poke at my teeth.
Sure, I rather not have to read 50 pages of a boring chapter in an overpriced textbook the professor chose to assign.
Sure, I rather not have to clean the tomato sauce I accidentally spilled all over the floor also shattering the mason jar it was held in into pieces.
These unsavory moments are also part of life.
Fighting them, wanting to escape, only adds to the uneasy feeling of yearning to be in those moments where it feels like “Ahhhh. Yes. This is it.”
But this is life. And it is both up, down, dark, light, exciting, mundane, and everything in between.