Everyday life is life. ’Nuff said, really. As John Lennon, on Double Fantasy, the last album before his death, sang: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” 

This is it. Right now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Not next year. This is life. With all the work, chores, aggravation and annoyances. It’s also all the fun, laughter, accomplishments and smiles. 

Every day we wake, we are experiencing everyday life. Children know it. They don’t want the day to end. They burn their energy to the last second possible before collapsing into sleep. Teenagers and 20-somethings love the moment and want the party to last forever—but are also more likely to do stupid stuff because they don’t yet grasp the brevity of life and its value. By our 30s, life is becoming real. Rent, bills and work responsibilities are in full swing. Our 40s accelerate our awareness and we’re often so worried about doing, achieving, reaching and getting through that we are not even noticing life’s precious moments. By our 50s, a realization strikes: This is it. And although we never know how many days of life we will have, we (hopefully) start to recognize the value of the moment. 

Everyday life is life. 1440 moments—which is how many minutes we get to spend each day if we’re lucky.

I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience This is an excerpt from my book, The Silver Disobedience Playbook ✨ I’m a Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People.  Modeling info @Wilhelminamodels —other info in my bio & on my websites. #wilhelminadirect #newyork #SilverDisobedience #wilhelminamodels #wilhelminamodelsmiami