Sunday, I felt joy-less and lacking energy. And that’s after 2 cups of coffee and a delicious sugar rush of home baked brioche.
I knew what I was missing. I knew what I needed to feel happy and energized. So, I beg my wife, that we go drive somewhere outdoors. I even threw a little childish passive not talking tantrum because it works every time. Selfish much? May be but can’t really ignore the needs of the heart.
Like Superman needing the Sun to have his super powers back, I needed Nature to power up my inner joy, positivity and energy.
I was desperate to feel something before work Monday hits.
An hour of being close to the Ocean and rugged Nature was all I needed.
An hour of discovering a new adventure was all it took to revive my heart to beat excitingly. I was smiling and humming on the way back to the car and won’t stop talking driving back home. Wife was so glad I got what I needed. When I’m happy, she’s happy. When she’s happy, I’m happy. I guess compromise and being selfless when needed or asked are the secrets to forever in every relationship.
Alive because I needed to feel it. Nature because I needed it like I needed the Sun.
The older we get and the more complicated life gets, the more we would like to go to places and moments that revives our life force. It is not a want. It’s a need. It’s not a luxury. It’s a vital necessity like air is to sustain life. We should never have to explain or feel guilty for needing them. It is part of who we are.
Summer is almost here. We’ve given up so much because of the Pandemic. It’s time to live as alive as normally as we can. Enjoy because it is our birth right. Explore, discover, experience, remember and celebrate because life has never been more shorter, important, clearer.
If there is one important lesson COVID has taught me is that everything is exhaustible and transient not to try being happy…even for an hour.