We all seek enjoyment out of life and we all find it in different ways.
Some of us find pleasure in the simpler parts of life that we have been blessed with: to love and to be loved, to be healthy and be able to get better, to have opportunities and to make opportunities. We may find satisfaction in the relationships we build over time and the ones we are favoured with from birth. We may find fulfilment from seeking a purpose in life and spreading that into our daily interactions and the way we live our life. Some of us find satisfaction in working, earning, striving, and being rewarded. We accomplish, we meet and exceed expectations, and we challenge ourselves. Some of us find satisfaction in objects: from pictures, from souvenirs, from things we buy and keep on show. Some of us find pleasure in the memories or in the thoughts and opinions of others. We may find joy in helping others find joy.
I don’t want to say that there is a right way to finding satisfaction in life, because there isn’t. But let’s try to be mindful about how much those ways actually satisfies us. Is it short term or long term? Does the satisfaction dissolve or solidify? Can you appreciate what you have or do you always need more? Which ways are going to stay with you? Which ways are sustainable? Which ones can you go back to over and over again? Those are the ones we should keep close.