Happiness and not wasting a day

Happiness and not wasting a day

01Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions ~ Dalai Lama

Hello friends, today I want to address being purposeful in everything we do.  Life is short; a fundamental fact that drives us in many ways and that makes our short time here poignant, painful, and precious.  For that reason we all know we shouldn’t waste a day and I’ve been feeling that acutely in the last few months.  I’ve taken to posting a note in my bathroom that says just that, “don’t waste a day.”  Through my own introspective processes I’ve come to realize that it is this personal philosophy that drives people to believe that I’m a Type-A personality type.  You know, the kind of person that must always be working, striving and cannot slow down or relax.  I have argued against this characterization for a long time, but because I am busy and work hard and achieve some results people never believe me.

The secret I’ll let out here, just between us, and anyone else who happens to be on the web, is that I’m a complete and total lazy human.  Were I to make the mistake of ever actually buying an Xbox or other type video game system my productivity would likely plummet to zero and I would cease to be a productive member of society.  Hell, a quick visit to the Adult Swim page to play Sasquatch – Yeti Annihilation can quickly make two hours disappear.

So how does a lazy man get confused with Type-A personalities?  I’m purposeful; I don’t want to waste this precious life I have, for however long it may last.  I work hard, I do as much as I can but I am purposeful in my recreation as well.  I like television and I watch a lot of it, but I multi-task a lot while watching, I’m doing it right now.  I also vacation purposefully and frequently, I make a point of using my vacation time and recharging my batteries.

So my friends my advice to you today is to be purposeful, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment, you’ll get the most out of life, this will make you happier.  And maybe some of my greatest achievements in a purpose filled life has been to purposefully find two good trees, hang one of my Brazilian hammocks between them and purposefully do absolutely nothing, have a happy day my friends. ~ Rev Kane

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About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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