A few weeks ago I had a moment… an epiphany.
The weather was beautiful: deep blue skies, a couple of perfectly fluffy clouds dotted in the sky and sunshine but with the crisp cool winter air.
I was roaming the iconic streets of my city, following a productive morning (in terms of studying) and a hospital appointment that went well. In my hand I held a healthy snack from a restaurant I love. I was due to go to a dance rehearsal later that day, for a dance style that I loved.
I was all by myself, but I did not feel the slightest hint of loneliness or negativity. I felt blessed. Blessed to be able to afford to eat; blessed to be able to walk freely; blessed to be healthy and well. It’s the simple things which we take for granted everyday that I was appreciating the most.
Having this time to myself also allowed for some self reflection. I evaulated where I was in my life and what I was doing.
I realised that I actually had a lot to be thankful for and appreciative of.
I’m grateful to have such a loving and supportive family and group of friends.
I’m grateful to have the opportunity to study something I find interesting, and that will gear me towards my dream career.
I’m grateful for all the experiences I’ve had in my life, as each adventure has shaped me to be the person I am today.
The greatest epiphany was to realise that I’m happy. I’m happy with where I am and I’m happy about the path I’m on with my life, as it’s the path I’ve created for myself.
It’s moments like this which keep you humble and self assured.
So my advice is this: take some time out of your busy lives to reflect.
It can bring some calmness and comfort to your mind if it is a positive reflection. If it’s a negative reflection, then simply strive to improve yourself and take actions to make that self reflection more positive.
I hope you all reach a positive epiphany one day too…
Stay humble and reflective;