Wrote this awhile back for my couchsurfing profile. Figured I’d share it here with you.
Here’s what I’ve learned from my CouchSurfing Experiences and my travels so far: Today we have higher buildings and wider highways But shorter temperaments and narrower points of view. We spend more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses, but smaller families. We have more compromises, but less time. We have more knowledge, but less judgement. We have more medicines, but less health. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk much, we love only a little, and we hate too much. We reached the Moon and came back, but we find it troublesome to cross our own street and meet our neighbours. We have conquered the outer space, but not our inner space. We have higher income, but fewer morals These are times with more liberty, but less joy. We have much more food, but less nutrition. These are the days, in which it takes two incomes for each home, but divorces increase. These are times of finer houses, but more broken homes. THAT IS WHY I PROPOSE, THAT AS OF TODAY,
You do not keep anything for a special occasion, because everyday that you live is a SPECIAL OCCASION. Search for knowledge, read more, sit on your front porch and admire the view without paying attention to your needs. Spend more time with your family and friends, eat your favourite foods, visit the places you love. Life is a chain of moments of enjoyment; Not only about survival. Use your crystal goblets. Do not save your best perfume, And use it every time you feel you want it. Remove from your vocabulary phrases like “one of these day” And “someday”. Let’s write that letter we thought of writing “one of these days”. Let’s tell our families and friends how much we love them. Do not delay anything that adds laughter and joy to your life. Every day, every hour and every minute is special. And you don’t know if it will be your last. Just think ………. “One of these days”