You learn quickly in life that happiness is not infinite. That everyone at one time or another experiences challenges and struggles that often rob a person of the ability to smile or feel great joy with any regularity.
Of late I’ve been finding myself there – even though my life is filled with many wonderful blessings I should be grateful for, and I am. But lately my spirit seems to be in a bit of a funk – seemingly unsatisfied with the current state of my existence (except for my amazing wife who remains my one constant).
At times I feel somewhat trapped by the complacency of my life – the routine that carries on from one day to the next. While I understand that you cannot escape your problems regardless of where you may roam, sometimes our lives need a change to jumpstart our spirit and bring our existence to a new plateau.
I’m all about comfort and security – I’m not one to just pick up and head off to some far away location to start a new life. But some days that seems like the only way to reinvigorate yourself from the norm, to reignite your soul and inspire a new chapter in the book we forget we’re helping to write.
Jacques Prévert once said, “Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.” As long as you’re alive, you always have another opportunity to experience it once again. But sometimes you need to take a chance and break the normalcy of life to get you there.