Skip to main content

Lighting your Life Fire

Joe Biden recently said in an interview that we all need three things in life...Something to do, someone to love, and Something to look forward to.  Joe is a wise man.  
Let’s start by tackling the first two of those.  Finding for yourself the something to do and someone to love is key to finding contentment that will hopefully last throughout your life.   Ideally, you’ll get these two right early in life. Find your soul mate and find a job that you enjoy and gives your life meaning.  Unfortunately, for many the someone to love may change from time to time throughout their lifetime, and the same goes for the something to do.  If you don’t find meaning in your job or are in an unhappy relationship you are not living the life that you are capable of.  Life will be challenging at times and often hard choices are required.  Remember life is long (hopefully) and you have decades left to live, so finding the right someone and something is essential to living that life you dream of.  Paradoxically, life is short, so start living YOURS now.   
As for the something to look forward to,  that will and should change frequently throughout your life.  That something may be the house for which you’ve been saving the down payment, it may be a month long trip to Europe, or the grandchild that is due in three months.  However, if someone doesn’t have something to look forward to, life just doesn’t have that same verve.  What are you looking forward to?   

Thanks, Joe, for giving us something to chew on about what gives our life meaning!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

I Start my Day with Lemon Water

We all want our days to go well.  How do we achieve this?  Start your day on a positive note and set your good intentions for the day ahead. Breathe goodness into your day right away. Because...you may wake up and your back is sore from sleeping funny; or your head is focused on the negativity you feel dragging you down in one way or another.  Stop.  Listen to your body and quiet the demons in your head. You have the key to this day’s happiness. Find it. Keep it on an imaginary keychain you place near the space you wake.  For me it’s lemon water!  I start my day with lemon water!  This is how I know it’s going to be a good one!

You Only Have One Life...Choose Wisely!

“Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey.  They don’t need to, it’s not for them.” - Joubert Botha
Every person should take time to reflect on what they really want out of life.  Many want only what they think they are supposed to want. Many people spend their entire lives following the conventions of society and end up unhappy and wondering...”Is this all there is?” You must make the time to sit with yourself and really think what it is you want out of life.  Have you had big dreams, but thought that they were out of reach? What do you want to accomplish? How can you make a difference in others’ lives? 
Identifying exactly what will give your life meaning will take time and is subject to change as you grow wiser.  You have the power to change your life and really live!  Emerson said “Dare to live the life you have dreamed of for yourself.”
Step 1. Think.  Reflect. Step 2. Identify YOUR dreams. Step 3. Take action. Society is messed up!
“People may hate you for being d…

Grief to Grateful

Rewind...back up in time...I’m sorry for not being empathetic enough when someone I care about had lost someone they loved either through death or divorce.  I didn’t truly or fully understand grief until my dad passed away two years ago this month.  Yes, I told you I was sorry and I was. I told you to hold on to the memories and you continued to do that, as do I. But seriously knowing the pain? Nope, nada, I didn’t know how deep was your pain. Now I do.  You see, losing someone you love; be it through death or divorce (as that, too, is the death of a love story)is truly the most painful life event. I equate the circumstance to having a limb unwillingly removed. It was there; now it’s gone.  I loved my dad. It’s that simple. I loved him for one million little and big reasons. If you knew him, you know. I miss him everyday.  I’m reminded of him everyday. I see him in small and big ways everyday. I still trust and listen to him and imagine what he would say/do. A sort of “wwdd” (what would d…