This past weekend my wife’s family had a reunion. We drove out to the mountains and stayed in some cabins out in pretty much the middle of nowhere. It wasn’t really rouging it, but it was a good deal of fun! One of the things I had the opportunity to do was late Friday night. Everyone had gone to bed, it had gotten colder, the fire had burned down, and I decided it was a great opportunity to lay in one of the hammocks and reflect on my current state of life and the world. While laying there I had the opportunity to see hundreds of stars, a beautiful moon, a shooting star, an airplane, and a few satellites. What I found was some great peace. Here are some of my thoughts:
- This world is an incredible creation! The beauty and natural wealth is amazing! It is quite a blessing to be here enjoying life and learning things every day!
- Problems aren’t all ours to fix – There are lots of problems in the world today – but that doesn’t mean our personal world is falling apart. This doesn’t mean we need to ignore problems in the world, but don’t let them stress you out. The world could be falling apart around us, but we can still be strong – fixing problems one at a time.
- Sometimes it is hard to get a good perspective on things – from earth at night, a star, a satellite, an airplane, and a shooting star all look about the same. If you took an instant still shot it would be difficult to determine which was which, but by looking at their speed, direction, and overall motion, we can tell them apart and understand the beauty and be amazed by each. Take time to look at your problems and gain a good perspective on them – will they still be problems tomorrow or next week? Then don’t put too much worry into them. Try to only worry about the important things!
I determined that my life is pretty perfect right now. I would only want to change one thing and that is to be completely free of debt. I’m working on that, and it will just take some time. I love my life and I’m trying to be positive and excited for each day as it comes!