I feel very peaceful today. It is the first time in a very long time that I have felt this way. I am completely calm, despite all of the things going on in my life. I am thankful for the things I have, and thankful that I now have time to spend with my children on the weekend.
Yesterday was great. It was the first chance I had in a long time to spend a Saturday with my family. We didn’t do much. But we did relax and enjoy the company of one another. I’m so glad my wife and I decided to keep things simple and not do much for my first weekend home with the family. I feel more refreshed than I have in a very long time.
I think I now realize how important it is to have a balance in life. Not only should we work hard to achieve our goals, but we should also take some time, even if it’s just a day to just relax, to just be. After all, what’s the purpose of working and working to get to a goal you never take the time to enjoy?
I always thought in the back of my mind that slowing down and taking a break was a sign of weakness or laziness, that I should always be going at level ten. I see now that just isn’t true. After working hard for something or just working on improving our lives we need a moment to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Life should not be about just rushing from one goal to the next.
And that’s it. That’s all I have for today. Like I said, I’m taking a break. I’ll come back at level ten next week.
We’ll talk again…