When did things change from ambition and drive, to peace and happiness? I remember the days when I was almost possessed with that next promotion or the next recognition and raise. The energy I expensed and the sacrifices made now seem so not worth it.
I have friends who are miserable in their jobs but they are making awesome money. I have other friends who have no job but every time I talk to them or hear of them, it’s always with a smile or a happy occurrence.
So why don’t we know this reality in our 20’s and 30’s? Why does it take our late 40’s, 50’s, and beyond for it to sink in that life is REALLY too short and all the fortune and fame are not worth the peace and happiness that maturity brings.
Daily I pray for my friends and family who are stuck on “stupid”, yes and I mean stupid, thinking that life revolves around money and making that next jump or having that next title or initial behind their name.
Now, I am not saying that you should be lazy and trifling. That is absolutely not what I want to say. But I would advise and strongly encourage everyone to take a few steps back and just take an honest look at their lives both at work and at home. Life is rarely perfect and you will always have bumps in the road. But forever I am thankful and blessed that God has allowed me the bruises of life and the sweet relief of HIS blessings to know that in the end, life is really too short to sweat the small stuff.