In my effort to be industrious, I am not concerned with the pursuit of pleasure. Pleasure and happiness are fleeting states that so often consume people throughout their lives. I feel, rather, that what is important is to fully embrace the good moments as they come as well as to try to live in a way that will promote a serendipitous, harmonious experience. In the best of times and worst of times, I always try to remember the phrase: "And this too shall pass away. " And in so knowing, I am reminded that those I love will not be here forever, those moments of bliss will be gone; everything always changes no matter what we do, so I determine to live those ephemeral moments to their utmost. No waste, no regrets.
No one ever gets what they deserve, if they did, it would be a perfect world. Minor imperfections in our lives make us who we are. It's up to us how we deal with them, either dwell on them and look for pity or wipe it off, pick yourself up and make it a lesson learned that will help guide you through what we call life. No one deserves bad experiences, but we can make them better. It all depends on how we deal with life. But I believe everything happens for a reason, God doesn't create pain, he allows it. To show us that he is in control, that he can heal and give us the kind of life we are destined to have. It's all in how you perceive things. Life is precious to me and shouldn't be taken advantage of. It's all in his time, not ours. We're just enjoying the steps.