Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Secret of Life

Are you ever sitting at work, in a waiting room, at the beach, or in a restaurant, and your mind wonders? This happens to me quite often and the subject matters which my brain tends to navigate towards are always very interesting. Today as I was jamming out to the Lady A station on Pandora and auditing a document, I suddenly began to think about the secret to life. This has been a topic covered in movies ‘Do you know what the secret of life is?......One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and the rest don’t mean shit’. Name that movie! It is heard in song lyrics ‘The secret to life is a good cup of coffee….’ Articles have been written, books have been published, and yet it is still a blazing topic. What does all this mean, more specifically what is that secret everyone seems to be talking about? How do people find unending happiness, where do folks find the silver lining in all of life’s ups and downs, how do people find strength to weather the most difficult of situations with so much grace and dignity….what is their secret? I pondered this for some time, and then I realized the secret to life lies within each of us individually. We all have different ‘one things’ that drive us, provide us happiness, lift us up when we are down, and give us hope……the one thing that if we stick to the rest won’t mean shit. For me I find the most happiness when I can touch hearts, lives, and leave a situation a bit better than when I arrived. You see the secret to life is different for all of us, for some it might very well be a cup of coffee, a good book, faith, a new pair of shoes, or that perfect designer purse. For someone else it might be their volunteer service, the time devoted to helping others, being a mentor, or searching for what they love. Yet for others it might be their career advancement, finding connections, the travels they take, the business deals they make. At the end of the day it really does not matter what YOUR secret is as long as you live by it and let it guide your life with its light. What is your secret?

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