Leo Babauta (www.zenhabits.net) wrote how during a recent sunset beach run he was so moved he stopped to applaud.
He also wrote:
“This is the only response that life deserves: overjoyed applause.
This morning, wherever you are, whatever life has given you, take a moment to really appreciate this gift, and applaud. I mean, actually applaud.
“Then give back to life, something, anything, to show your gratitude for this miracle you’ve been given. Do anything: be kind to someone, create something, be gentle with your children, do something where your body feels full of life.
“We often not only take life for granted, but complain about it. Life isn’t perfect, work is boring, people are too rude, drivers are idiots, no one gets me, I have too many things to do. But goodness, look around you! What a wonder life is! If only we would take the time to see it, to really appreciate it, and to applaud.
“This moment is a ridiculously generous miracle. Give it up, folks, for life.”
Periodically taking a moment to clap and cheer at the wonder of it all sounds like a habit worth cultivating.
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