“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.”
I felt like posting a very inspirational quote today, and well this one is excellent. I think the problem of not living in the moment is a disease of American culture. So many people I have met in my life here have never stopped to “smell the roses.”
I always think back of college and going to dinner with my friend T. We would go to this little family restaurant that served greasy food. It had good food at a good price. Lake Street Cafe I think it was the name. T was so used to the American way of having dinner at a restaurant, eat your food and get out. It is so engraved on people’s brains that you are practically annoyed if the check is not at the table by the time your fork is down after the last bite. Then one day I told T, lets get a cup of coffee after dinner and just sit down. I wish I could have captured his face of amazement and realization at the same time. A kind of like we can do that… I am like YEA. From then on we started to just get a cup of coffee after dinner and chatting the rest of the night away. While I understand that most restaurants will frown upon this practice because the need to get as many customers as possible to make their money, if you find a restaurant that is not too busy, give having a cup of coffee after dinner a try.
Now, getting back to the quote. Counting our blessings should be something we all do daily but so many of us are guilty of not even doing it once a week. Just sit right now and think of all the good things in your life right now, you will see how good of a pick me up it is. As always I ask you, what does the quote mean to you?