I am excited about today's blog post. It's a new series I am doing called "Lesson from: The Office". I am actually going to post this series up every Friday. After reading through my list of regular blogs I have found a common theme, almost everyone loves the television series "The Office". I am constantly seeing references, quotes, and other mentions of the T.V. show in all the posts I read. After about a month of reading blogs and discovering this I decided I should dedicate an entire set of posts completely and solely to the show.
In this series I am going to just pick out some quotes and inspirational stories that I learned a lesson from, and share my own personal wisdom with it. Hopefully its a hit.
So without further ado:
Life Lessons from: The Office.
The first one comes from the Finale. I loved the finale. It was so great and the show closed so well. Of course I cried because the office has been such a huge part of my life but I knew it had to end. This quote comes from our friend Andy Bernard:
I love this quote! It's so true. For me it really just said to live in the moment. Following Andy's character throughout the series you find that he is constantly thinking about what is happening next. I used to be like this, (and I kind of still am). I would always say stuff such as "when I am married I will get this accomplished", "when I graduate I am going to be better at this...", "when we have kids we are going to..." etc., you get the point. I didn't do it a lot but I always was concerned with the future. I would put things off and say that I would accomplish it better at another point in time.
When I finally realized what was happening, I noticed how many good moments I was missing out on because I worried about the future. I never fully enjoyed the here and now. The worrying was getting to me and kept me in a constant state of unhappiness.
I finally stopped worrying so much about the future and I started focusing on the day at hand. When I did this I started seeing the beauty life has to offer and I realized that I am living in the good old days.
Lets all take a lesson from Andy and remember to just live life by the moments it presents us with.
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away."
A great quote to help us remember this lesson.
Enjoy your weekend.