Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Where do the days go?

Ever feel like your life is passing you by, and you're not even living it?

I was on my way to work this morning, listening to the radio as usual, and as I was parking in front of my office, a song came on.

I leave work almost 10 hours later, and as soon as I step into my car, the same song is playing on the radio.

That made me think: what happened in between? Nothing. Nothing important. Sure there was work, meetings, phone calls, e-mails, laughter, stress, boredom... but what does this all mean? Will any of this matter a year from now? Or even a month from now? Probably not.

Hearing that same song twice made me realise that life is all about routine. We wake up every morning, go to work, come back home, work out, watch TV, have dinner, sleep, and start all over again the next day. It made me realise that if we want things to happen in our lives, then it's up to us to make them happen by breaking that routine. It's up to us to find a way to make our lives more meaningful, to go beyond the daily grind, to seek new experiences...it's up to us to (without sounding too cliche) stop and smell the roses, to not get absorbed by our work, to shift our focus to the things that really matter the most at the end of the day.


sky said...

What was the song?

Also, what is it that really matters at the end of the day?

Dubai Sunshine said...

I knew you were gonna ask what the song was...

Push the button by Sugababes (stupid yet catchy).

What really matters at the end of the day is that I live a happy life and that my loved ones are happy and healthy.

sky said...

Yes, but who and what defines happy?

Dubai Sunshine said...

Each person defines his or her own happiness...What it takes to make ME happy may not be the same as what it takes to make YOU happy...So each person has to take the appropriate measures to bring happiness into their lives. You can't rely on anyone else to make you happy. It has to come from within.

i*maginate said...

Yup, and that is the special of the day...routine, or not! We all need to find meanings to our lives and make them meaningful, if that is what we want.