We miss out on all the moments we could be enjoying instead of worrying about what these moments will lead to, where they will take us, what they mean and if they will end. We miss out on the beauty of beginnings when we focus on endings. We miss out on all the fun when we maintain thinking about all the things that could go wrong.
We miss out on what we already have when we focus on what we don’t or when we get so consumed by wanting what we can’t have. We don’t realize the importance of gratitude until we lose what we thought was ours.
We miss out on how beautiful imperfections can be when we try to stimulate them look a certain route and we fail to appreciate someone’s uniqueness when we try to make them live up to the person we want them to be.
Maybe our quest of perfection is the reason why things never work out in our favor. Perhaps wanting everything to be perfect is the reason why we’re never fulfilled and perhaps we never find what we’re go looking for because perfection doesn’t exist or it’s relative. Maybe everyone has their own idea of perfect and it’s impossible for people to agree on what it truly means .
It’s important to let ourselves enjoy the pleasures that come from simply letting things be, letting them flowing, letting them worry about themselves instead of us worrying about them. We can actually feel a greater sense of pleasure when we let the unexpected twists and turns of life take care of themselves as we try to savor the moment instead of trying to make it perfect.
Magic doesn’t have to be a huge show or a cosmic spell or inducing things disappear. Magic is found in the little things; like a stranger who smiles at you, a friend who loves you for who you are, a person who is so curious about you and your narrative, a perfect sunny day or a beautiful starry night.
It’s the little things that are magical. It’s trying to appreciate the little things as they are that turns our lives from a series of disappointments to a series of triumphs .
Maybe ditching the idea that our lives have to align with our own skewed version of is what ultimately constructs our life perfect the way it is.
Rania Naim is a poet and writer of the new volume, available here.
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