Living In The Moment
It’s $5 sushi day at my local supermarket. As I sit on the couch with my platter of California rolls, the show Shark Tank plays in the background. After a long week of work, nights like this are my simple treat.
These little moments of comfort make life worth living.
We all have our own sources of peace that help us through the stresses of the world. For me, it’s food. Whether it’s takeout on the couch or sharing a homemade meal with loved ones, these small joys mean the most.
As a teen, I dreamt of living in a large mansion with luxury cars in the garage and millions in the bank. In time, I’ve realized material possessions don’t matter to me. What beings me happiness are the humble pleasures right in front of me.
I’m reminded of this when I reflect on my grandfather’s lifestyle. Now retired, he spends his days traveling with my grandmother, who is also is childhood sweetheart.
As I grow older, my idea of success has changed. Rather than millions in the bank, fulfillment comes from traveling the world and experiencing different cultures. Instead of a mansion, I have a home that, when I walk in the door, feels like a safe haven away from the outside world. Rather than a Porsche, I’d rather have a reliable car that comfortably gets me where I need to go.
Sure, even simple matters are a privilege not everyone can attain these days. I remain grateful for what I do have and don’t give attention to what I don’t.
With all the uncertainty and chaos these days, it’s easy to be fearful about the state of the world. But doom-and-gloom predictions have come and gone over the years. Still, life goes on. Rather than dread the future, I aim to make the most of the present.
We’ve all been living on borrowed time since birth. Each new day is a gift, no matter what it holds. We don’t have to start skydiving or climbing Mt. Everest. Sometimes it’s the humble comforts, like sharing laughter with people we love or savoring a good meal, that matter most.
In the end, it’s often the simple things in life that make it profoundly worth living — like eating sushi while watching Shark Tank reruns.