The concept of being mindful of what one has seems to be working. Granted, I’m not yet two weeks into the new year, but I find myself less stressed, more aware of Good Things and more re-connected with my camera.
True to the Law of Unintended Consequence, it’s triggered conversations about the mechanics of happiness and contentment. Can you be content as well as aspirational? Is being aspirational a Bad Thing? Should we be happy with our lot and not get ideas above our station?
What about the importance of personal improvement to become the best we can feasibly be? What happens when aspiration becomes unachievable goal setting – the harridan of mental health? How do we know the difference? Is it so wrong to strive? Or is it more of a matter of trying hard, but being willing to accept any outcome?