Friday, July 11, 2008

Two Important Questions

I just watched the Bucket List again. OK, truth be told, this is probably the fifth time I've seen it! :)

There is a scene where Carter and Edward are sitting on top of a pyramid in Egypt talking about life. Carter asks Edward to answer two important questions:

1. Have you found joy in your life?

2. Have you brought joy to the lives of others?

I think these are two extremely important questions that each of us should spend time with on a regular basis.

As someone who has been extremely serious, goal oriented (one might even say 'driven') I have often taken life too seriously and not experienced a lot of joy. This has been a goal of mine the past couple of years: to increase the joy that I experience on a daily basis. It has been a wonderful endeavor!!

I think both questions are equally important in the scheme of life. If they are out of balance in either direction, or if, God forbid, the answer to both is 'no,' we are missing out on one of the most important gifts this life has to offer.

Spend some time with those two questions. If you aren't happy with the answers you find, make some adjustments!

JOY to the world!

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