I’m always busy. Interviewing this person. Watching a movie. Researching. Relaxing.
Did I just say I am busy relaxing? Wow!
I am beginning to realize I need to slow down and enjoy the real beauty of life. Chasing things that are not eternal such as money, possessions, fame or whatever will never fulfill me. However, spending time with my loved ones, attending church, stopping to help someone… those are the things I will remember.
The satisfaction I receive when I see that smile on someone’s face knowing I helped it appear. The inner peace I have when I’m in the comfort of my loved ones. The joy that overcomes me when I am willing to go out of my comfort zone to help someone. The strength I obtain when I progress in my relationship with Christ. Those are the nuggets in life, the real golden nuggets. Some nuggets you can toss to the side, and forget about. But certain nuggets, you want to keep in your “sacred box.”
When I was younger I had a “sacred box” and if anyone touched it I would go nuts. I rarely took out my possessions in their and when I did I would go around the house saying to everyone, “this is sacred and you better not touch it.” I wrote that to say those were my real golden nuggets in that “sacred box” and I cherished them. What are your real golden nuggets? Are you cherishing them or tossing them to the side haphazardly?
Slow down! Recognize your real golden nuggets in life. Once you recognize them, go retrieve them and begin to cherish them. Life is too fast for us to wallow around ignoring the things that truly have meaning. I have to remind myself, everyday to enjoy the real beauty of life. Notice I said real, I will no longer acknowledge the phony. I hope you too will sit back, kick up your feet, and enjoy the real beauty that surrounds you everyday.