"When we grow old and our memories start to fade, we all look back to our youth for fond remembrance. We find ourselves digging for happiness in the recall of our experiences in order to taste time anew.
Time is like a river's flow in the passage of one's travels; once gone by, it can never be re-captured in precise form, though it may revisit familiar ground and give us a taste of the pleasure it once brought. That is why it is wise to live for the moment from whence the greatest enjoyment has always sprung.
We live in 'a must do now' and 'can't wait another minute' world in present time where we seem too busy to pass the time of day without stopping to do so, or cannot spare the consideration to arrive home in time to eat with the family at the family table. We exist in a perpetual spin, forever chasing our tails and trying so hard to make our shadow catch up!
Too many of us are so busy making a living that we risk finishing up not having a life to live when we've made it. We become too embroiled in the acquisition of amassing more meaningless things around us, that in our desire of 'having it all,' we finish up with nothing at all of significant worth.
If it's constancy and unqualified love that you most need in your life right now, then such can be found in the presence of any domesticated animal and comforting pet. If it's sheer beauty that your eyes crave for, then look no farther than what nature has to offer and feast your look on her spectacular array of seasonal colour, texture and living change that surrounds us. If it's the love of a partner you seek, first learn to love yourself and value each moment you breathe, each thought you have and every action you take as being precious. If it's wealth you seek, then better look to your continued good health and respectful daily attitude for the world and all its creatures.
Ask not what is possible to have; instead ask what you are capable of giving. Profound happiness is most unlikely to fall at your feet through the mere wishing or asking for it. You will need to go out into your daily life and the life of others and find it. In the event that you have forgotten what true happiness looks like and feels like, take your mind back to your childhood days when you first visited a summer beach and learned to build sandcastles. There existed all the happiness in the world and all you had to do was dig for it!" William Forde: July 16th, 2017.