Live Life to the Fullest

Live Life to the Fullest

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I was looking through my photos on my cell phone from the past year and I couldn’t believe how blessed I am to lead such a full life. I can’t believe all the places I’ve been and all of the experiences I’ve had. I am always telling students to live their lives with passion, to not sit on the sidelines of life as others play the game, so I am pleased that I have taken my own advice.

I know what many of you are thinking. “Easy for you to say, you travel with your job” or “I don’t have enough gas money to get to 7-11, how am I supposed to do such things.” These are good points. Truth is, I never made it out of Michigan until I was 17 years old.

I would argue that you don’t have to travel the globe in order to live your life with passion. Sure, it looks prettier in pictures, but consider this point.  Many thousands of years ago, it was alleged that in order to get into Egyptian Heaven, you were asked two questions upon your death. 1) Did you find joy in your life? 2) Did you provide others joy? Your answers determined whether or not you made it into heaven.

Can it really be that simple – to find joy and provide others joy in this lifetime?  It’s not that bad of a life philosophy, if you ask me.

Your turn
1) Have you found joy in your life?  2) Do you provide others joy? Can you provide examples?
3) Are you sitting on the sidelines of life or are you out there playing this game of life?
4) If I asked you to display pictures of your life over the last year, what would your life look like?

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