I saw this again the other day….
They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world; someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.
I think I’ve seen it three times in the past few months. It keeps popping up. It must resonate with me for some reason.
- Who do you love right this minute? Ever made a list before? Are you certain to tell them, over and over again, before it’s too late?
- What is it that you’re doing these days that really matters most to you? To others? To the bigger picture?
- Where are your hopes and dreams? Not buried out in the backyard anymore! Are they right in front of you, inspiring you to take one more step? Have they been stolen by the Wicked Witch?
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23
That means what you’re thinking, how you really feel, and all those pesky worries that keep eating away at your resolve. Guard your mind, your spirit, your smile, your friendships, your prayers (remember to pray for your enemies), your idle thoughts and your past that’s been washed away. Guard your heart from what’s not true. Guard your today from what can’t be changed and what hasn’t even happened yet. Guard what’s real from all the overblown imagination that plays havoc with your dreams and interactions.
Find something eternal to rest your hopes upon, keep yourself busy doing things that really matter and then love people (no matter what you get back).
“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.” – Charlie Chaplin
(I think this template is hard to read, what do you think?)
2 thoughts on “Just Three Things”
What a great thought to begin the new year! It is so easy to get distracted from those things that are important.
These questions underline the importance of knowing my goals AND following them. If I’m not progressing, I have given time to unstated goals or misspent (wasted) time.