My wife and I were in a great little restaurant near our home and overheard two elderly men talking about their lives. They reflected on things that really matter... family, sports, and cornbread. Then one of the men said he heard someone talking about what they would do if they came into a large sum of money through inheritance or winning the lottery. His words are still echoing in my head... "I don't know what I'd do because I've got everything I need."
What would it be like to live with that kind of contentment? Would it be easier to give our lives away?
When we think about living our whys, we must define what "living" really means. By definition, living is:
Do those definitions describe your life? Is it possible to live so that the words above are true about you?
Living your why is all about coming alive and glowing brightly. It's about being active and thriving. It's about blurring the lines between work and play.
This kind of life is rare. That's why it's so refreshing to hear someone who measures life by something other than possessions and wealth. When you start living your why, people will take note, they will question your motives, and they might even write blog posts about you.
I doubt those two men we saw will ever know how their conversation inspired me. Yet their passion for life is contagious. Your passion for life is contagious, as well. What are people catching from you? Think about it.
What are three things you can do this week to live life to its fullest?
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