Tuesday, March 01, 2011

on a quote...

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." Epicurus
I came across this quote the other day. It spoke to me. It amazes me how an antique philosopher sat down like a billion years ago and put pen to paper and wrote something as simple as these two phrases but yet they speak oceans to me. It's crazy really. Like Epicurus were you some sort of ultimate cosmos ponderer?! 
Listen, first of all I am a dreamer. I want everything. And all at once. I have ideas and plans and goals. I can get caught up in my head with all these things in one time and can loose sight of the now. On what I have now. It's part of my genetic make-up. Thanks dad...
It's funny because I get like this all the time and you think I'd be over it by now. Hello, don't I have anything better to rack my brain over? But no, it's guys like Epicurus who set me straight or wonderful things like picking out wedding rings or even a sweet kiss from my little boy. It's the simple things in the now that we all need to cherish and look forward to what comes one baby step at a time.
And scene. 
Now I will make a cup of tea and stuff my face with chocolatey things. I'm embracing the now people ;) You should too!


1 comment :

  1. I think, knowing you, you really do remarkably well with tempering your patience and focusing on the good things happening to you. Plus, and I know you know this like I do, it really is one of the marvelous, secret rewards of having a blog -- it helps to talk it out and put things in perspective. love you!