These last two weeks my thoughts had been wandering all around the life spectrum, contemplating what I am doing with my life, am I going in the correct direction for myself, what do I want in life and in my day-to-day activities, does money play a role in that, does it have to? As you can imagine, no concrete answer has come from this ponderousness and I don’t think a concrete one ever will. A direction maybe, but an answer, no. You may even find these next thoughts as just a ramble of unfinished ideas. Which to be fair, it is very likely that it is just that. But to freely think about these broad topics affecting your life, I believe, is healthy though frustrating at times (most of the time I vote it as frustrating). Earlier I had reflected upon similar ideas here and here. However in the end, I am finding that my ending goal always becomes this:
Smile everyday. Touch someone’s heart. And feel like, WOW this is my life.
I have been having a bit of self reflection for multiple reasons, none of which directly effect my life. However, learning through other people’s experiences is part of human interaction. Give a little, take a little. The temperamentalness of life has been more real to me than ever. A couple recent encounters have given me this sentiment and made these thoughts surface . Let me share a very short bit of their stories so you can realize how. I am sure you can relate in one sense or another. These all involve young people, ones who should still have so much ahead of them in experiences, laughter, and adventure. I will be short. You will get the idea.
Earlier last month a tragic accident happened to a study abroad student from San Diego who lost his life after being missing for a little over a week (I talked about it earlier here). A friend of mine just found out he has cancer in his young 20s. And I even had a slight run in with my health a year ago causing reconsideration of the tempramentalness of youth and life itself.
These events just make me think. Are you enjoying your life? Are you enjoying each day? I was presented with a refreshing new perspective within a new acquaintance in my life. His vibe was so positive. He has love of everything he does, trusts that things will fall into place, and believes in karma, goodness and happiness. Money plays a part but it is not important. It is the love of your actions and the people around you. Do you encompass this idea? Can you see yourself doing so if you’re not? What would your life consist of if you did just that? Food for thought. I don’t quite know my answer either; however this quote always helps me refocus:
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” –Confucius
I realize this post is a bit off topic from the general theme of my blog; however I felt like it was necessary to write my running thoughts of the day. I hope you can share your thoughts on this so I know I am not crazy. 🙂