Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Gap In Happiness

You are so full of the things that you don't have that you don't have space for the things you do.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're right. I am.

Jenna said...

I'm so full of plans that I don't have time to carry any of them out.
Scratch that, I'm just full of it. Period.

Me said...

Aren't we all.

Laura said...

So completely true. How do I stop?

E. said...

So right.All I can do is focus on the things I can't have and don't appreciate the things I do have.
Am I ungrateful? Or is it human nature?

Me said...

A lot of the time what I write here is advice I try to give myself (sometimes I even listen). So either we're both ungrateful or it's human nature. I'm hoping it's human nature which means we just have to remind ourselves and be aware of it sometimes.

C.P said...

Even if we appreciate what's there, is it really there? Nothing lasts forever, or does it?

i. said...

that's what i needed to hear after the mess that was today. thank you for reminding me (and yourself), as always.

Danie Nel said...

Well said. "Man does not live in the abundance of his posessions"... or his unfulfilled desires. Contentment is great gain.

Alix Dahl said...

I focus so much on what I don't have, what I can't do, because I honestly cannot think of anything I am good at.

Chop Logik said...

You're good at focusing, Dahling!

BaggieSue said...

Because the grass always look greener on the other side. I am still learning to appreciate things that I have around me rather than complaining all the time.

Anonymous said...

true D:

Anonymous said...

well said

James said...

I wonder how many times I'll have to see this before it finally sinks in. I've had 19 Thanksgivings, but the message keeps being forgotten.

I think, today, I'll write several "thank you" notes to my friends and acquaintances.

Tomorrow I'll be back to the same old same old, of course. My guess is, we're born wanting. It's just comforting to want.

vonnie b! said...

beautiful.