Many people would suggest that in order to enjoy life, you would need to be reasonably well-off financially. They desire possessions, believing that acquiring a certain item will bring joy with it.
There is nothing wrong with setting material goals, or working towards buying yourself something ‘fun’. We all want nice things, so we can enjoy life more. Maybe you have a desire to travel. Or maybe you’re wanting money for a new “toy” (and the older you get, the more expensive your toys become).
But life was designed for everyone to enjoy; regardless of their financial situation.
My wife and I recently found a small, beautiful beach which didn’t seem to be very popular. For most of our time there, we were the only people soaking in the stunning surroundings. We had planned to only go for a quick walk, but once we started exploring a cluster of rocks jutting out into the sea, we were both completely content to stay there for hours. The beauty around us was staggering, and yet so simple.
There were fish in rockpools, scores of birds hanging out all around us (oyster catchers, sea gulls and cormorants among others). It was amazing to sit on the rocks, feeling the cool spray of the waves on a warm day, and enjoy the stunning view of the coastline.
And all of this brings me to this week’s quote:
“I asked God for all things, that I might enjoy life. God gave life that I might enjoy all things.”
Enjoying Life doesn’t have to be an expensive experience, sometimes you just need to adjust your thinking and find the joy in life all around you.