This Is Gratitude Day 3. The Pain Of The Pudding Is In the Eating.
We work on things that have significant meaning to us. We strive to get to the end to taste the sweetness of victory. Whether it's running a marathon, raising children, getting a degree, or selling a start-up, there is a tremendous pull to get things complete and done. We look forward to the end as it is the point where we can eat the pudding and savory each bite. It is the moment we cross the finish line, ship our kids off to a life of their own, get our diploma or sell or business for an enormous profit that brings joy to our lives.
Or is it?
Perhaps just like life, waiting to enjoy something until the end only brings us pain.
The idea of finding joy, in the method, holds true for anything in our lives. The harder the process, the more we grow. It's the journey that fills us up and makes life delicious. It's the people we meet along the way, and the moments leading up to the finally where true gratitude resides. Perhaps, stopping to savor the moments before we sit down to eat our pudding will ensure gratitude and joy even in the end?
I'm going to try. How about you?
Until tomorrow friends.