“Happiness consists not in having much, but being content with little.” Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
When I was young, there was always something I didn’t have that I wanted. And there was never enough of anything. I was sure that I would be happy if only I had whatever it was that I didn’t have. Needless to say, I always wanted more of what I had, and there was always something I didn’t have that I wanted. I was never happy.
What a waste of time.
Now that I am older, I realize that having what I need is a gift and not having what I want isn’t all that important. Learning this little bit of wisdom made happiness happen. Oh, I still dream about things I would like to have but not having them is no longer a nightmare.
When I was young, I dreamt that I was in a church waiting to walk down the aisle. I was wearing a beautiful white dress and veil and carrying a bouquet of white lilies and roses. I was so happy. I was marrying the man I had loved for a long time.
The music started, and before I started down the aisle, I looked to my left, and there was the man I loved! Startled, I asked him what he was doing there, in the vestibule. He said his best friend, the groom, invited him.
I try to maintain a healthy dose of daydreaming, to remain sane. Florence Welch
I can’t imagine life without daydreaming. I guess there are people who think it’s just a way to waste time, but I don’t think it is time wasted. It is an important activity to keep one levelheaded and happy.
I daydream quite often. Usually a few times a day. Sometimes it leads to doing something constructive. Sometimes it solves a problem that seemed impossible to work out. Sometimes it gives me something to ponder and wonder about. Daydreaming always relieves stress and relaxes me. It never disappoints!
I don’t often give advice, but here is some…daydream today! Don’t worry, anything important on your to-do list will get done. A good daydream will make your day better then it would be without that time out to just be alone with yourself. Oh, and as far as I know there are no bad daydreams. Those would be a nightmare while you are awake (a daymare?) and I have never had one of those, and like I said I daydream quite often. So, go for it!
Her dream of becoming a ballerina was not something her strict fundamentalist family would allow to happen. The sect they belonged to had rules that were to be followed with blind obedience, never questioned and dance of any kind was forbidden. She is a ballerina now and lives her dream but not without feeling a bit lost and lonely in the world.