Today’s happiness is more valuable than hope for tomorrow

hardworkingHave you ever wondered about your future or planned ahead? Some of us may work day and night just to save for a better future. We do so much of hard work at times, including working multiple jobs so that we can pay our bills and save, hoping for a better tomorrow. But after all this saving just think, are we genuinely happy? Are you happy right now, or are you too busy worrying about and planning your future?

I was like that too sometime back. I used to work nonstop day and night, hoping and praying for a better tomorrow. But this is also when I realized that no matter how hard we tried nothing was ever enough! The education I had was not enough, the money I earned was not enough. What I had learnt in school years ago, were removed from the syllabuses today. New technology was coming up every day as we watched. This made me realize, the future I kept hoping for was far from being a reality.

What so ever, I knew that right now I was in the present. I realized that as much as working for a better future was good, it was equally important to have a happy present. I stopped working multiple jobs as it did not help. I realized that I didn’t have the time for myself; I didn’t have the time to read a book or to watch a movie. I realized I didn’t have time to go out with my friends. Through working for a better future I was slowly passing my happiness by, forgetting to enjoy each second of my life, forgetting to make it worthwhile, forgetting to make memories.

enjoy the presentAs humans we don’t know when our life will end. It could be within the next 30 years, 10 years, or even tomorrow! What if I had died today, and when looking back at my life all I had done was work? What if all I had done in my entire life was to help others and work for others benefit, make others happy? What if I had never made myself happy? That is when I decided to have a proper work life balance.  Yes, I had to work to earn my living, but not too much to keep me from enjoying. Yes, I needed a better tomorrow, but not without a happy today. If I died tonight I want to be able to look back at my life and smile, simply because I had lived!

Take my advice! Yes, save for a better tomorrow, but spend for a happy today first!

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