A Life Worth Living

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

A Life Worth Living

What happens when we reach the end?

When we’re on our death beds, what will we cherish the most? Regret the most? Wish for the most?

For most of my life, I have been raised to believe that money matters most. Being able to provide for my family (or, since I’m a woman, finding a man who can provide) is the single most important accomplishment I could ever achieve. Dreams are only fantasies. Writing is only a hobby, something to do on the side while I work a “real” job.

But due to recent events, that dialogue has changed. I’m being pushed to follow my dreams, my heart, wherever they take me. To explore the world and everything it has to offer. To build connections with people that last and fill my life with love.

Because that’s what matters.

I found this quote on pinterest that has stuck with me:

When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want? Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame? Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement? Of course not. What will matter will be the people then. If relationships will matter most then, shouldn’t they matter most now? - Max Lucado

In our society, were pressured to want things. We’re pressured to have the big house, the fancy car, the latest tech gadget. We’re pressured to spend our entire lives working a job we don’t like just so we can have more things. But it’s not things that matter. It’s not things that feed our soul, things that we will cherish when we reach the end.

What matters are people. You and everyone you love.

So find you. Cherish you. And find others who fill your life with love, and cherish them too. 

Because that’s how you make a life worth living.

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