*part 27 in a series about life…for Grace…based on an actual puzzle*
This time the Puzzle of Life gives us what may be the most depressing bit of advice I’ve ever encountered: Find Something To Live For.
It is one of my sincerest and deepest hopes that you never ever have to find something to live for.
There are so, so many jillions of fantabulous things in this world…I hope that hundreds of things always easily come to mind as lovely reasons to enjoy life…without searching.
Does that mean things will always be peachy and ducky? Nope. Sometimes life will suck, but, even then…plenty of things to live for.
Even if this phrase was intended to have a more positive note and just meant that you should discover or identify a purpose in your life (in which case, that’s what the phrase should have said, but, alas, puzzles and people often don’t say exactly what they mean), I’m guessing you’ll not have to search for that purpose.
Or maybe the puzzle meant you should find where to focus your energies in life. (Again, if that’s what the phrase means, perhaps that’s how the phrase should go?) And you probably will spend some time thinking about where to focus your energies in life, but you’ll find that these things change over time…and that’s 100% okay. Don’t feel like shifting priorities and evolving passions and changing purposes is a bad thing…it’s really just a part of life. When we grow as people, what we choose to focus our time and thought on adapts. :)
Let’s just hope the puzzle wasn’t intending to be as dismal as it came across, and it actually meant one of those other, less depressing things. ;)
Want to keep up with the whole series? I made a page for that! ;)
What do you think? Do you have to find something to live for…or do these things make themselves pretty apparent? (If you really do feel like you are searching for reasons to live, I do so hope that you’ll look for some counseling and/or medical help.) What are you currently living for? Is it the same as what you were living for ten or twenty years ago?