It's hard to break out of the mindset of materialism, but perhaps in light of the after effects of the pandemic and the changing economy, it's time we get back to simple.
Humans are not robots. We are not designed to go non-stop 24/7. Even machines cannot do this. They have to be shut-down periodically for updates, they overheat, parts wear out, and they freeze up. If machines do this, why on earth would society think humans will not?
You can't be the best version of you if you're depleted. This leads to fatigue, burnout, resentment, and a good many mental and physical ailments.
Because in a world that relies so much on social media and snapshots of lives, it is important to see past the filters and the captions. Social media is but a glimpse into a person's life, one that hides much. Look into the eyes to see the soul. Is there a light there that is being shared with the world, or hidden tears?
You wake up, go to a job you may or may not hate, and spend the rest of your waking hours ticking off boxes on a to-do list. Sounds great….not!
If I waited to make a decision until I was 100% sure, I would still be standing in the middle of a toy aisle trying to decide which Barbie to get.
In a time when so much strife and division seems to be surrounding this country, the world, it is sometimes difficult to understand what there is to celebrate…
You have to like what you are writing before anyone else can. Forget the grade, the publisher, the stats and just write because you love to write.
Stephen King's advice, however, doesn't just apply to writing, it applies to life.
When you reflect on 2020, think long and hard over the entirety of it and not just one aspect.
Just like the streaking lights of a meteor shower, our time with our kids is fleeting, brightening our little corner of the world for a brief moment before spreading out into the universe.