Every year, I have friends turning 30, or 40 or, especially this year, 50. Those decade birthdays always seem to lead to taking stock. People reflect on their lives so far. Often we think that people are satisfied if they are where they thought they’d be and dissatisfied if not, I don’t think it’s quite that easy. Musing on happiness is always tricky. At heart, I believe that happiness comes from acceptance and forgiveness, not just from external factors. We’ve all seen people that should be happy, but complain about their job or their spouse or their house or their kids. And we all know folks who have a lot of tough stuff to deal with, but still smile every day and seem genuinely content.
I live an incredibly privileged life of fulfilment, both personal and professional. It’s a life where I don’t have to worry about basic needs. While I am where I want to be in the broad sense, there still seems to be more to learn, to do, to try. That’s partly why I’m participating in this #Aprilblogaday challenge or initiative or whatever you want to call it. I’m really not sure if I can blog every day. But I want to see what can come from consciously writing so often.
Ask me how I feel on April 30.