I hope you are all well i know
I always start my blogs of the same way i suppose i want people to know that wherever you are in the world I’m sending my well wishes .
Sometimes just a few words can completely change someone’s day.
As i sit in my new office cup of tea in hand my imagination goes wild its always this time of night where i feel like i can actually breathe sometimes its the simple things in life us humans need just to soothe the soul.
Its not about what you have left behind or what’s in your future its about where you are now in the present that’s all that counts.
I’m going to share with you all a short story about Harry and Mark.
It was a perfect summers day in the height of a busy dinner hour an elderly gentleman called Harry sits down on his usual bench in City Hall Park .
The bench held special memories of when Harry and his dearly beloved wife Susie used to sit and watch the world go by.
After Harry’s wife passed away he would always keep up their daily routine just because to him that was Harry’s happy place.
At that exact moment in the finance district was Mark after a busy morning of meetings and Linda from H.R spoiling his $900 suit he had already had enough of the day.
Escaping the hustle of the office and the noise of the city he found himself in City Hall Park.
Where he sat next to Harry they exchanged a simple hello.
But Harry could see the strain on Marks face, Tough day huh ?
Mark replied a little , sometimes i don’t know what its all for ?
You have a little bit more life experience any advice Mark asked Harry.
Yes of course i do ? but its only advice said Harry.
Do you have regrets Harry, plenty but its in the past i can’t change the past he replied.
Do you look to the future said Mark , not really Harry replied the future is never set in stone it can change in an instant.
So what do you look to asked Mark, Harry simply replied the present.
The present said Mark !!!
You need to look at what’s around you in the present moment are you happy are you alive or just existing , are you in love and have you ever found yourself even in the darkest of places.
Because know this one thing what’s important in life can’t be brought like real love ,trust , inner peace and time.
Mark said I’ve not really thought about it in that way before Harry , I’m in a relationship but I’m under a lot of pressure to take the next step, and I’m not sure if she’s the one , Harry replied.
If you love her you will know you will feel it deep down in the pit of your stomach if she is the one if you don’t feel it you have your answer.
I also work to hard and long hours i don’t see my family enough i don’t take vacation’s , im simply relied on by my boss to give 100% all the time and it’s so exhausting.
Harry replied simply tell him no and take a vacation go see your family.
Work will always be there when you get back but your loved ones won’t always be here, you simply need to find balance.
Find out what’s important to you and let everything else go.
What would a random Old man who hasn’t got time on his side say to his younger self.
He would say son fall in love whenever possible, don’t work so hard, and use your time wisely.
Change what doesn’t seem to fit and take risks.
That afternoon on that bench in City Hall Park words of wisdom were exchanged and lives were changed forever.
Sometimes all we need is a little bit of direction and a fresh mindset to make changes don’t ever feel weak for asking advice even if it’s from a complete stranger.
Be open and listen it just might change your life.
Love to you all