Finding Meaning in Life

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The meaning of life lies not in the things we have
Nor what we may have accomplished;
But rather, in the life we are living each day.
Friends who care and share themselves with us
Make life a joy knowing they are there.
When we see the laughter in our children’s eyes
Feeling their love and enjoying their hugs.
The joy of sun on our face, the wind in our hair;
Mud squishing between our toes;
Listening to the birds singing their songs;
The chirp of the wren, the cooing of the doves,
Lovingly protecting one another…
Reminding us the touch of a hand and a loving voice
Bring meaning each day to our fast paced life.
Finding meaning in life lies not in the things we have;
But in those we love and those we serve.
The rest is just icing on the cake.

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

26 thoughts on “Finding Meaning in Life

  1. In November of 2017 I wrote a post in my journal similar to the first lines of your post. β€œI am not the sum of my accomplishments; neither am I my failures. Those are merely the consequences of living. If I were to ever leave a legacy in the hearts of those who loved me, it is enough for me to be remembered as a child of God.”

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