“Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.”

AUGUST!
The heat of summer in the North, the dreads of winter in the South!
31 days of counting down to your next pay check.
The middle of a long year.
The cusp of crazy.

It’s easy to get sucked into a life of routine.
Going through the motions of merely surviving the dreaded hours of daylight before you can lug yourself back into the warm, safe, dreamy realms of bed.
It’s easy to mindlessly live.
Shop.
Eat.
Work.
Repeat.

You wave half-hearted “hi”s to the neighbours and your bizarre ensemble of colleagues.
Your body is in constant flux of too hot or too cold.
The world is always to windy or noisy or still.
Life goes on and on and on. And on.
The sun rises. And then it sets.
Life passes you by.

But what happens if you pause to appreciate it all?
What if you take an hour to watch the sun awake or set?
What if you step outdoors and dance in the rain and let your hair tangle in the wind?
What happens if you turn and laugh at life’s problems?
If you forget about your money woes? And loneliness? And Trump?

What happens if you invite your neighbours over for dinner or a drink?
What if you smile and greet and hug strangers?
What happens if you start laughing and carry on until your cheeks hurt and you redefine your six pack?
What if you take life by the balls and make it your bitch?

When you forget about time and all those things you should be doing…
When you push aside your insecurities and worries…
When you take your eyes off all your problems…
…You might just find that life really is an epic adventure!
Eat it whole!


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