The “Good Life”

How do we measure a life? 
What determines the label ‘good’, ‘successful’, ‘amazing’?

The titles in front of our names?
The numbers on our bank accounts?
The mountains we have climbed in our careers?
The accomplishments we can brag about?
The size of our homes, cars, fridges?
The value of stuff we can afford?
The photos of our many glamorous vacation spots?
The relationship status?

What about the many little moments of happiness that show us what is really important?
The seemingly mundane days when we simply show up for work and are present in what we do? 
The many conversations that give our soul depth and new perspective?
The valleys that have taught us growth and endurance?
The cracks in our surface that allow the light to shine through?
What about the miraculous symphony of joy and pain that make life so incredibly rich? 

Maybe life isn’t supposed to be good.
Maybe it was created to be abundant. 


Writing for Five Minute Friday today.
Photo Credit: Unsplash

Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People Lover. Writer.

6 thoughts on “The “Good Life””

  1. The good life isn’t about your mood;
    it’ not about how you feel.
    It’s not being ‘understood’,
    or even the art of the deal.
    There are those who have it all,
    wealth and health and toys
    and who now cannot recall
    where they lost their joys.
    To find your best, look inside;
    turn on every light,
    and when the shadows run and hide
    you’ll see an amazing sight.
    It’s not a life for which you wait;
    it’s now, the life you appreciate.

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