Do you enjoy what you have got?
Last evening as my flight took off, my mind quickly did the basic direction check and I figured what I did not like. I was sitting at a window seat overlooking the east and the Sun would be setting in the west. Up above the clouds, I realized I am going to miss the colors of the sky, the dusk, the layers, and everything beautiful that I had expected.
I have a theory. One that tells me that the Sun is what makes the sky glow and change colors. As much as the sky makes me smile, on any given day I will choose to watch a Sun set over watching the sky. Reasons over changes, if I can word it that way. I digress.
So, I was upset that I won’t be able to watch colors of the sky, see the Sun hide behind the horizon, and get some shots. And then, I saw something that I hadn’t expected. The full Moon. Orange and big, right by my window. While the sky was still changing colors on the other side, the Moon on my side was taking its place in the sky.
At that precise moment, I learnt an important lesson.
Most of the times in life, we can’t have it all. While the grass always seems greener on the other side, our side of the grass is equally green. All the time we long for what we have not got, we miss enjoying what we have got. We do not care enough for all the good things we have in life when we aspire for things that we could be happier with. That something, we don’t even need yet. Still the mind tells us otherwise.
As I watched the Moon take its place from my window seat, I realized I did not want to watch the sky anymore. I knew that what I longed for at the start of my journey would soon turn dark but the Moon on my side would continue to shine. Even when my flight would have landed.
In a new take to the Skywatch Friday, I will bring to you one learning from my week so far along with a piece of my sky.