Two things happened today. First, my friend, Dave helped me see the truth of life. He answered a difficult question that has been plaguing my soul. For the first time in a very long time, I have a sense that my journey will make sense.
Second, we celebrated my father-in-law’s 80th birthday.
Put those two things together. It is possible, however remote that I, too might live another 3 decades. Wouldn’t I rather live them with purpose and a deep satisfaction for wise choices made? Wouldn’t I enjoy a life of hope and meaning?
The answer of course, is yes. My life must be about more than my own desire to lose weight, increase my pay, manicure my yard. Those things are important but there is more. A life of searching, a life of connecting, and a life of service are the key.
A rule of life. That is what I’m after.