30 Days of Gratitude: Day 14: Pleasure

There are many ways in life we can derive pleasure. We all go about it in different ways and from different sources. Having pleasure in our life in an important component to happiness and a long healthy life.

When we think of pleasure we think of something that brings joy into our life. Many will associate the word with deriving from sex. Pleasure goes far beyond sex. We can derive pleasure from food, doing something we enjoy and spending time with friends and loved ones.

The importance of balancing work and pleasure is a key to happiness in life. We need to be able to do things that make us happy. Pursuing hobbies, having a job we don’t dread going to each day and being with those that we can get pleasure from spending time with are important keys to happiness and success.

Finding that can often be difficult. In my post about work, I wrote about the scene in City Slickers that Curly and Mitch discuss finding the secret of life. Curly tells Mitch that finding the secret is just one thing and that it’s up to you to figure that out.

Many people seek what pleases them throughout their life. The perfect, job, perfect career, perfect spouse, place to live, school for our children, neighborhood to live and group to hang out with.

How do we truly determine what will truly give us pleasure? A curly said that’s up for us to find out. We might find it and then determine that what we found and thought would give us pleasure doesn’t necessarily do so.

Over fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. Hopefully, the majority of marriages begin with the idea that it will be a pleasing experience. The old question proposes is it better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all?

If we experience love, at least we got to experience a time in our life that presumably brought us pleasure. The pain and fallout from the breakup hopefully was far less than the pleasure that occurred during the relationship.



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