Living a Good Life

We all want to live a good life.  We all want to be happy, and we all want to feel like we are doing the right things with our lives.  We all have goals, and we want to surround ourselves with the people and the things we love.  Living a good life is important to all of us, but sometimes we do not completely understand what it means to live a good life.  We often think that if we have a good job, a nice house, nice clothes, and a nice car, that we are living a good life.  While those things are good and should be considered blessings, those things are not necessary to live a good life.  

Having a good life is a way of living.  We should all live in such a way that we are a blessing to others. We can do this by reaching out to our fellow man, by lifting them up and by helping those in need.  When it comes to being a blessing to others, it means that we sometimes have to set aside what we would rather be doing and do something that will help someone else.   We can be a blessing to someone by calling and checking on them for no apparent reason.  We can take time out of our day to visit with or do something nice for someone.  

Often, we forget how important we are to our family and friends.  We get so busy in our own lives that we do not take the time to spend with the people who love us.  We sometimes feel as if we do not have the time to devote to our family and friends, and we become frustrated when we are asked to do something with them when it seems we have many other things that we need to do.  We all seem to have our priorities a little lop-sided.  We think that the way to a good life is to work hard so that we can obtain all the things that we desire.  

However, we often forget that building relationships with our family and friends is a very important investment.  The material possessions of this world will fade away and wear out, but our relationships with our family and friends will remain with us throughout our lives.  Spending time with people is time while spent, and it will bless their lives and in turn it will bless ours.  

It is also very important for us to do charitable acts.  It is important for us to give to worthy causes, and to try and help those in need as much as we can.  When we sacrifice and do for others, we will once again be blessed for it and God will send the good that we put out back to us.  It is like my mom always says, “You cannot out give God.”  The bottom line is this: We should always do what we know to be good and right by others and for ourselves.  

So, let’s all try to live a good life by doing for others and being a blessing to them.  Let’s lift each other up and go out of our way to do nice things for the people God has placed in our lives.  Let’s spend quality time with the people we love.  It will do them a lot of good, and it will help us more than we realize.  Living a good life by doing for others will change our lives, the lives of the people we touch, and eventually the world.  Just imagine for a moment what the world would be like if we all went out of our way to do something nice for someone and we all tried a little harder to build each other up instead of tearing each other down.  It would be a world that we would all be happier living in, and we would all experience more peace.  So, let’s all make it our goal to change the world one kind act at a time.  It will make all the difference in the world, and it will lead all of us to peace and PEACE MATTERS!