The right way to spend a day

For those of you who don’t know Mike Posner, he is a singer who rose to fame in 2010 and after a number of recognisable hit songs, dropped back off the radar.

In that time he essentially lost all of the things he had gained through his popularity. The exact things he thought he needed to be happy.

Then, he lost his dad to brain cancer and his journey of self discovery began.

He is back on the scene with a message for all that the things we think we want, may not actually be the things we want and that true happiness may be easier to find if we know where to look.

It’s not a new message, but it is the first time I’ve seen the message conveyed by someone so young, and by someone who has had it all, lost it all, and then lost something that even the wealthiest person in the world can’t get back. A loved one.

During his recent interview on Impact Theory he said;

The only wrong way to spend a day is thinking there’s a right way to spend a day

His words really struck me, particularly following my recent post about days that would never make the highlight reel.

It reminded me that, no matter what experience I could be having today – the moments I would long for if the unspeakable were to happen would be the lazy days in bed with Bee.

The silly moments when cooking dinner or laughing at each other when we trip over when our on a walk.

Our recent Christmas Day in London spent alone at the pub followed by watching four movies back to back in bed is no more right or wrong than a day with friends and family on the beach in Australia.

Our day spent washing laundry at the laundrette because our machine was broken followed by bargain hunting for food and going for a walk through the park is no more a waste of a day than our day spent exploring Barcelona was a good use of a day.

As Mike said;

The only wrong way to spend a day is thinking there’s a right way to spend a day

There are some things that money just can’t buy, and some moments that no amount of money could help you recreate.

I believe that the more we can realise this, the better life will be.

We have so much to be grateful for, and there is so much beauty in the world if you know where to look.


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