Reality check 101
It's one thing to be contented in life and be happy with what you have. That's what most people say when talking to others who seem to be unhappy with their lives because they cannot "see" how lucky they are.
Well I think it goes further than that.
What happens when the things that you are so contented with, and "lucky" to have get taken away from you? Then you just have to be contented with less and less. But till what level?
There is a saying that the key to happiness is good health and a very bad memory.
I tend to agree.
I realise that some of the happiest people are those who live day by day. They never plan for the future. They never worry about the future. They just live for today.
Two quotations come to mind :
1) Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
2) When you can think of yesterday without regret, and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.
I find it difficult not to think of tomorrow without fear. But I do think of yesterday without regrets. At least I'm half way there.