You have to savor the time you have, although sometimes that isn’t really feasible. There are times when it’s all we can do to pass the time we have without going completely insane. There are also times when merely surviving for any length of time at all becomes everything you can see, from horizon to horizon. Just get by.
Still, though. It’s not impossible to find things to hold onto and cherish, even if it’s only for a few seconds: an owl swooping low and hooting at you as you smoke in your backyard, the view as you drive through a mountain pass or over a beautiful view of your city, the way it feels to be genuinely appreciated, the taste of something that reminds you of home. The weddings of dear friends, the goals you attain, the dreams that keep you going. You have to savor those things, and let them keep you warm when things get dark and cold and hard to endure.
If you aren’t sure what those things could possibly be in your life, look. Look harder. There will be something, and if you find it, keep it. Whatever – or whoever – it may be. Wrap yourself around it.
Once you’ve started savoring the things that work for you, the things that don’t work for you will become much less vital. The horizons will expand. Hopefully, at least.
It seems to be working for me.