The alarm clock goes off, and I stare at the screen in disbelief. The time displayed leads me to believe I hit the snooze at least four times, and I was left with 15 minutes to be out the door.
30 minutes later I am in the car, and on the road.
Any other day 60 mph is fast enough, but today no speed was going to wind back time to the first time the alarm went off. With all that said, I am irritated and it is the car in front of me not going fast enough to why I am going to be late…
Some of you may be able to relate to this experience, and it may even be a regular occurrence. Going through this sets quite the precedence for the day.
When you find yourself living in the fast lane daily, you can miss out on the joys, contentment, and peace a disciplined life allows.
I have the worst memory, and probably for the best of reasons. However, I figured I would join the trend and download timehop so I could be reminded of the last x amount of years on social media.
For me, I typically only post happy things going on in my life, and occasionally they are moments that look happy, even if surrounded by bad feelings. Outsiders looking in would not pick up on the context clues of the hidden smile, yet I am now reminded every day by the little timehop dinosaur how easy it is to mold the perception of your life.
Sometimes I even fool myself into thinking in that moment I was happy. I think I spent years practicing forgetting.
With all that said, I do believe it takes sad moments to appreciate good moments; that mistakes fuel better outcomes. After all, Edison discovered 10,000 ways not to make a lightbulb.
So when I look back on my timehop, I remind myself that Happiness is an emotion that changes with the wind, look instead to joy and contentment, as their deep roots will hold fast through the storm.
May your heart be at peace even when your mind is not.