Life: What Is It?

Life. What is it? Why do you have one? I believe the answers to these questions are different for each and every one of us. To me, and for the most part, life is what we make of it. If you choose to make healthy, and not in the sense of physical health, and positive decisions, than chances are, you will live and lead a fairly positive and joyful life. Sure you’ll experience your share of woes, ups-and-downs, but when you’re in your golden years looking back on your life–you’ll have very little complaints and/or regrets knowing that your life was filled with happiness.

On the other hand, if you make unhealthy, bad, and/or negative decisions, then, more than likely, your life will play out accordingly, and may be filled with a slew of ‘what-ifs’ and regrets, as well as deep remorse. However, there are sometimes situations, events, and circumstances which are beyond our control, that can and will affect lives in a negative manner.

Many people often ponder on the question…”What is the purpose of life?” Again, the answer to this question is different for everyone, and leads to another age-old question we have all asked ourselves…”What is ‘my’ purpose in life?” The answer to that question generally leads us on a journey of self-discovery. This is when we’ve either reached a certain point and/or age in life, in which, for whatever reasons, we step back and look at our entire life as a whole, and find we’re disappointed with things, and there’s need to be an immediate, positive, and drastic change. So we begin to re-evaluate ourselves, friends, relatives, the decisions we’ve made, our daily routine–everything–its as if we begin to overhaul ourselves in a new, better, and improved light, that will eventually lead us to finding our purpose, as well as fulfillment.

I would like to elaborate more on this topic, but I’m a little pressed for time today, so maybe I’ll do a more in-depth follow-up soon, but know this. . .Life can be positive, negative, joyful, long, short, fragile, exciting, rewarding, punishing, unpredictable, trying, difficult, taken for granted, valued, precious, and-so-on, and-so-on, but above all. . .life is one thing–A gift from God.

Thank again for reading and your support.
— F. Kenneth Taylor


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