If you really go to see, life is mostly originally about cooking food, eating, doing our daily chores, sleeping and working in order to be able to fill our stomachs and have a shelter over our heads.
Most part of our lives is spent in cooking and eating because that’s how we survive. And so there’s breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s deciding and planning on what to prepare for these three meals.
Then there are all the daily chores like washing the dishes, the clothes, cleaning the house etc to maintain ourselves and our surroundings.
And then half of our lives we have an inevitable need to sleep.
Now I wonder, if all these things are indispensable in order to survive and take up most part of our lives, then how come we only focus on finding happiness in big things that take up only a small portion of our lives.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to first find joy in doing things that are a regular part of our lives. Then we’d get an opportunity to be content every single day.
If we could carry out these daily chores fully and happily, being grateful that these are the things that help us survive well, joy will be available to us everyday. It won’t come after long intervals only when something great happens to us. Contentment will be a part of us if we allowed for the most simple things to make us happy.
I don’t know whether living a certain way is right or wrong. There is no right or wrong way. I just think, if we could be joyful while doing the simple things, we would find satisfaction majority of the times and doing other things would simply be a choice for more enjoyment.
It would definitely not come out of a dissatisfaction from having a regular life.