Have you ever been so caught up in the monotony of the day-to-day routines and stresses that you found yourself frustrated and exhausted and wondering what are we even doing here? Or, and not necessarily as dark as this sounds, but, what’s the point?
It’s that, is this it? feeling. Is life just alarm snoozing and work and bills and debt and general frustration?
Deep down we know it’s not. We know there’s more. We know this thing has purpose. But some days that truth is a little cloudy, and others it seems downright hidden.
But then there are days or sometimes just moments when it shines bright.
Like when you see someone do something so kind that it makes you want to cry.
Or when you see people look at each other with such unconditional love that you feel it too.
When you stay up late talking to your sister about nothing and everything at the same time.
When you watch the sunset on the beach and that warm glow makes everything slow down.
When you eat something so good it makes you (want to or actually) dance.
When you do something you never thought you could.
When you get butterflies in your stomach because someone or something is so overwhelmingly exciting.
When you tell a friend something you’re struggling with and they lift a little piece of that burden off your shoulders.
When you lose track of time laughing and then trying not to laugh and then after a while laughing just to laugh.
Among millions more.
The way I see it, life is about finding things that make it easier. Easier for you, easier for someone you love, or even easier for someone you’ve never met. It’s about finding people and places and experiences that make you take deep, purposeful breaths. And on the hard days, it’s about believing that ease exists, and working your way forward one step at a time to find it again.
Life is not meant to be easy, but it’s full of impossible ease, and you owe it to yourself to find it. So whether you’re having the best day ever or a cloudy one at best, I encourage you to seek it. Open yourself up to the good things in this life, let them give you breath and breathe breathe breathe.