Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Meaning of Life

An age old question with a million answers! And we are still confused. So let's try it again. What is the meaning of life? Maybe we are not asking the right question. Maybe it should be -- What are we supposed to do with our lives?

Now that's relatively easy to answer. Let's do the politically correct one's first --- be good citizens, be honest, work hard etc. etc. and the list goes on. How many of us actually do that?

One thing's for sure -- we have just one life to live. So it would make sense to make the best use of it. Each day that passes us by is never coming back. So again, I guess it would make sense to make the best use of every single day, every passing moment.....

So where does God fit into all this? My thoughts.... God gives us this wonderful gift of life. What we do with that gift, is up to us. Life teaches us lessons every day, some easy to understand and some tough to swallow. We make mistakes frequently, but a lot of us will not admit that. Some us will try to shove our mistakes under the blanket of "bad judgement" or "bad luck" or the popular phrase --"being at the wrong place at the wrong time." First of all, why were you at the wrong place anyway?!

So an elementary school lesson -- if you make a mistake..... Admit it, Learn from it and Don't repeat it. If we follow this basic principle, life would be simpler and happier.

Our life is what we make of it. Where ever we are today socially, financially or professionally is because of the choices we made during our lifetime. It doesn't help to point fingers. Every one has to fight their own battles, however small or big.

I do believe there is a higher power watching over all of us. If we do something dishonest, something immoral, it will catch up to us down the road, someway or the other.

The end result of life is to be happy and content. So be happy and satisfied with what you have, rather than being miserable about what you don't.