Day 278 Question 278:
What gives your life meaning?
This coming weekend is moving weekend and also my first time ever running a 5k. I am a ball of nerves about the race but I am also excited to challenge myself. I am the kind of person that can imagine every worst possible scenario ahead of time but when it comes down to it I know everything will be fine…most likely better than fine. It will be an extremely busy weekend and I am going to need to find Internet access tomorrow and Sunday because my current roommate decided to move some of his stuff yesterday and out of spite took the modem. I am ready for a fresh new start with a new roommate in a new place….better location and much better opportunities.
So, what gives my life meaning? I probably couldn’t list everything because there are so many things that give my life meaning. The only thing I can really say is that having the abilities and the capabilities and the drive that I do is what gives my life the most meaning. I was lucky to have grown up in a household with parents that remained married that pushed me to want to always keep learning. Not just having the ability to love but the passion and the need to love others is a driving force in my life. I may have a million questions about life and its meaning and my purpose but the natural feeling of wanting to share love with others gives my life meaning far beyond anything imaginable. It may sound corny and hard to believe for some but when I am out in public I always have an urge to compliment strangers or just speak to them in a way that I know will make them smile. Having the ability and the want of learning about strangers or by simply making them smile is such a heart-warming feeling and it is what I live for. It reminds me that everyone has a different story and when I feel sorry for myself I am able to remember that people (potentially) have had way worse struggles than I have.
I could go on and on about all of the things in my life I have been blessed with….far outside of the reach of anything material but the answer is really simple. Love is what gives my life meaning.