I had a conversation with a friend today.
We talked about if we could do anything, no thought, what’s the first thing that came to mind?
We both answered.
Our words were different, but he believed we said the same thing.
In hindsight, I said everyone probably wanted the same kinds of things, maybe different words, but overall the same goal in mind.
This friend of mine, he’s sweet. I had a huge crush on him in high school. He had no idea. He had a very specific type of girl he liked and dated. I was not on his radar. He took me for my first motorcycle ride. Treated me kindly, never spoke a word against me, but as I’ve tried to remember the kindness he’s shown others, I couldn’t remember much kindness he showed towards himself.
But that could be my memory.
Or my own perceived belief of how one shows kindness to oneself.
Our conversation continued and he mentioned that I would be surprised what some people think is the meaning of life.
These words came to me…I’m not sure where they came from, but maybe someone else could use them too.
Or I just need them to be here…for me.
Well, the goal is happiness and to each their own, right? I guess it depends on what happiness means individually and if it aligns with others or if that matters. When I was younger, I expected my life to be a lonely one (though I hoped for a fulfilling one with loving people) because I never believed in myself enough. People settle for things because they convince themselves they can’t have what they want or that they didn’t really want it to begin with. We can adjust our expectations over time, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. The meaning of life changes because we change because life happens and we don’t always know how to handle it.Ashley “BeautiWBeast”
We can handle it. The world is truly what we let it be. The good, the bad, and the ugly. We get through the ugly to appreciate the good and to have the tools to handle the bad.
But we have to learn from the things we live through. Ignoring the bad only allows the ugly that makes us unappreciative of the good.
The cycle can change what is important to us and what we want out of life. It changes the meaning of life.
If you arent sure where to start – Easter. The meaning is different depending on one’s beliefs.
Meanings…Might blow your mind and make you rethink everything 🙂