There is old wisdom that says that life is about the destination, not the journey. This is comforting advice when you’re striving for something that seems distant. It’s a reminder to enjoy the striving.
You know when this advice is less comforting? When you’ve reached the destination. When you’ve secured the prize, and you’re happy. Then, the wisdom – though no less true – seems almost foreboding. “Enjoy it while it lasts, but keep your shoes nearby.”
It’s important to listen. Every day that you’re happy with a location instead of happy with a journey is a day you dig a few inches under yourself. And if you forget how to move, someday you’re just in a pit with no way out, and happiness is long gone.
You can be happy every day of your life, if you remember how to chase it. Because it’s always moving.