Happiness in Mid Life.
“The happiness of life is made up of the minute fractions – the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment”. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet
Everyday, I challenge myself to do as many “seemingly insignificant” things I can to bring happiness to others.
My mid-life challenge? It’s easy for me, with people I can see. It’s much more difficult, so far, to do this with people I can’t physically see – like family and friends in others states or towns.
I pray I get better at this. The excuse I often lean on is, “It’s a two-way street, and it’s also their responsibility to reach out to me too. So, if they’re not doing it, than maybe I don’t need to either”.
What a pathetic load of garbage. This is not the attitude I want my son (nine) to remember me having.
Looks like I have a lot of work to do this week. And I better get started. My mid-life happiness depends on it.