Pequenas alegrias ao caminho da realização

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Faz muitos meses que este post estava nos rascunhos e hoje, ao acaso, um dos blogs que acompanho publicou um texto com o exato título, mostrando um caso concreto do que queria escrever aqui há tanto tempo. Em meio a um mundo de ansiedade, correria, atribulações e inquietudes, me apego as pequenas alegrias - que fazem toda diferença na minha rotina. E no final das contas, acredito que precisamos ter esse encanto com os pequenos detalhes no mundo - e buscar por nossa felicidade, não importa como e onde. Realização é a minha palavra de vida - e isso se consubstancia com o processo (entre dificuldades e emoções do caminho). Me identifico muito com o que a Bel expôs no caderninho abaixo:



Os trechos que seguem dizem muito sobre mim - e a minha filosofia de vida nos últimos tempos. A propósito, o texto abaixo foi o primeiro que li no Brain Pickings e desde então adoro tudo que tem por lá!

This is where we run into trouble in terms of being fulfilled… You have to make your own happiness, wherever you are. Your job isn’t going to make you happy, your spouse isn’t going to make you happy, the weather isn’t going to make you happy… You have to decide what you want, and you have to find that way of doing it, whether or not the outside circumstances are going to participate in your success… You have to be able to create your own happiness, period. And if you can’t, then you need to find a good shrink who can help you figure out what it’s going to take.
I’m a big proponent of “busy is a decision.” You decide what you want to do and the things that are important to you. And you don’t find the time to do things — you make the time to do things. And if you aren’t doing them because you’re “too busy,” it’s likely not as much of a priority as what you’re actually doing.
Imagine immensities. Pick yourself up from rejection and plow ahead. Don’t compromise.
Start now.
Start now, every single day.
Por fim, um discurso lindo do Obama:

[S]hould you take the path of service, should you choose to take up one of these causes as your own, know that you’ll experience the occasional frustrations and the occasional failures. Even your successes will be marked by imperfections and unintended consequences. I guarantee you, there will be times when friends or family urge you to pursue more sensible endeavors with more tangible rewards. And there will be times where you will be tempted to take their advice.
But I hope you’ll remember, during those times of doubt and frustration, that there is nothing naïve about your impulse to change the world. Because all it takes is one act of service — one blow against injustice — to send forth what Robert Kennedy called that tiny ripple of hope. That’s what changes the world. That one act.