living your best life – the meaning

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Hello Friends, thank you for stopping by and I hope today finds you doing well.

My question of the week is a lot deeper than any other I have ever asked, but I hope it does not scare you away and keep you from taking a moment to reflect upon your response…………(drum roll please)……….

“What is the meaning of life?”

I realize this is a big one but I also know you will have amazing responses. Thank you again for your visit, it is an honor to share this time with you!

108 thoughts on “living your best life – the meaning

  1. The meaning of life is …. finding one’s purpose in life and living it. Only then can absolute happiness and contentment be known. And when the purpose is found, that purpose becomes the vehicle for a person to be Master of his or her life. Great question, Wendi!! xo

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  2. That is in fact a lovely question Wendi…but only because I finally saw that meaning. The day I truly understand my fear and my so called protective walls that have been blocking so much come down…I could finally see everything. Everything that I had done up to that point had been guiding me. I could not understand and appreciate happiness until I did the same for sadness, and so on through all our emotions. And especially knowing ‘conditional’ love so that I could know and understand ‘unconditional’ love. Our fears block that self love and the day I understood why I realised that this was what ‘unconditional” love was. I had held so many things against myself as in ‘I can’t do, I’m not good enough, I shouldn’t be…etc, etc’, that I had been living all these conditions against myself. And the day I finally understood why I held my fear was the day it lost its power over me…and I could see it all underneath in everything I had done, could see that in fact it all has a great purpose…to show us ‘us’ so that we could understand and finally ‘see’ unconditional by going through those conditions we place on ourselves.
    It is like anything we do in life, at first we are awkward, unsure and not very confident in what we do. But as we go through its experience we become better at it, become more confident, and eventually stand tall as a blossoming flower should. But it cannot reach that level unless we do the hard yards first. Love is the same. We spend our lives trying to project an expectation built on fear, but in the end we understand that this very thing is holding that love back. And finally let it go in that understanding.
    I will never forget the day it happened, after so many years of emotional struggle (as we all do), I broke down into tears simply because I could see that it did in fact have purpose. The frustration and emotional mayhem could be seen for what it was…guidance…to set myself free, and open something wonderful, a flower of understanding so powerful that it lit a glow within and a smile without, simply because I could now ‘see’ that I had done it. I had found that love and happiness I had always searched for ‘out there’, was in fact gently waiting within for that very discovery.
    May your understanding find that very beauty dear lady, it will leave you ‘unconditional’ indeed ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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  3. It not a difficult question at all. You will find the answer in the Book Of Proverbs, as written by King Solomon. He traveled the world far and wide and came up with the answer, which is quite simple: Eat. Drink. And Be Merry.
    You come into this life with nothing and that is exactly the way you are going out. Be kind to people.
    Help them as best as you can. For you are judged by your deeds not your actions.
    I hope this answered that life long question everyone always seems to ask.
    Enjoy life. That’s what it is there for.

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    • Thank you so very much Cindi for this beautiful response………being kind is such an important part of life……..I hope more people learn this lesson. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by!

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  4. Deep, indeed! 😊
    I believe we derive our deepest meaning of life from our Father Creator, through our Savior, Jesus Christ. He designed us and cares for us; as long as we obey and serve Him, we are blessed with His joy, peace, and contentment. And we get to spent eternity with Him!

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  5. Thank you for sharing!!.. the meaning of life lies in one’s heart and is as different as each creature… for me, it is waking up on the green side of the grass of a morning, looking into the sun rising on the horizon and know I have another day to follow my dreams being led by my heart… and I can share those moments with wonderful people like you and proclaim “it is a wonderful world indeed”!!… 🙂

    Hope all is well in your part of the universe, all your tomorrows are filled with love and happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be!… 🙂

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  6. I think 2020 has forced many of us to ponder on the meaning of life. It is a big question. I have found myself relying more on a higher power and trusting to a wisdom much greater than my own. We live in such anxious times. If Covid has done nothing else, it has forced us all to consider what’s truly important in life. For me, that is family, time together, being kind to others, and really examining what ‘life’ means to me. I have always loved nature and a simple life. I have never been able to travel, finances prevents that, but that’s okay. I have found beauty in each and every place I’ve lived and I have found beauty in most of the people I have known; and even those who were less than kind served to help me learn a lesson or two. Being compassionate, kind, empathetic are all important to me. The saying “you can’t take it with you’ springs to mind. People should always come before things. I think we in the western world have become far too attached to things; to success; to accumulating stuff that never makes us happy. I could go on and on but I think you get my drift.

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    • I LOVE this Kris………I agree, my meaning of life has also changed over the years and I agree, to be content, help, give and love others………thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts Kris! I hope today is treating you well!!!

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    • AMEN!!!! Yes, to love and respect other humans is such an import thing we need to do………can you imagine what the world would be like if, like you so beautifully wrote, we loved one another with agape love?! thank you so very much for taking time to leave your lovely message! May God hear and answer your prayers today, Amen!

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  7. I think we are meant to help one another. The sunny days, the clouds, the hurricanes, the joy. The hardest thing we have to do is to trust God, and He does not expect us to be perfect. (And I’m afraid I don’t know what I’m talking about.)

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    • I love this! Helping others is such an important part of being human………we can’t survive without each other and being there for others is a blessing for both parties………Thank you so much for taking time to comment. I hope today is treating you well!

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    • This is so very good Sadje! I am humbled that you included this prompt in your poem……….I was able to like your post but it wouldn’t let me comment?! WP is acting weird for me again……sorry about that.

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    • Thank you so very much Barbara for taking time to visit and leave such a beautiful comment…….We are so very blessed to have a God who loves and cares about every single one of us………..I hope today treats you well!

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    • thank you so very much Sadje……it is wonderful! I am not sure if my comment went through…..WP allowed me to like it but it didn’t look like I was able to leave a comment……….so sorry about that.

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  10. Good day Wendi. For me personally, and it took me a long time to get here. Is that the meaning of life for me is that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior , and as it is written, I am to reflect and be an ambassador for Christ, for my life goal of one day living in his eternal kingdom with him. Now, that being said, again it took me a long time to get to this realization. As, I too have many chronic illnesses that have caused me to be permanently disabled. Very good question Wendi and one many people wonder about…Good day blessings to you. 💜

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    • Thank you so very much Paula for taking time to come for a visit, I always enjoy meeting new friends. First let me say that I am so very sorry that you also suffer with multiple chronic illnesses, it is a life I would NEVER wish on anyone as it can be a lonely road to walk. I have prayed for you this morning and may God hear my prayers.
      Thank you for also sharing your meaning of life and I am thrilled that you have found your meaning as it is such a beautiful feeling knowing what your destiny is to be! I hope today is treating you well.

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  11. What a question!!!! This verse has always been one I have tried to live by: “No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”

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    • Thank you so very much Barbara for stopping by and and commenting, I really appreciate it. I love this verse……do right, be merciful and be humble………what a beautiful way to live our lives daily……….thank you so very much for sharing Barbara – I hope today is treating you well!

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  12. A difficult question for me, Wendi. I don’t think to love and be loved is enough for me. I need to feel as if I make some sort of difference and leave some sort of lasting legacy. I asked my older son the other day [Greg] whether he thought highly intelligent people could ever be truly happy and he said no. Such people are always looking for more in life and so are never satisfied. Could the meaning of life be being truly satisfied with your life?

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    • This is wonderful Roberta and I appreciate you taking time to respond to this question…..I completely agree with you……….loving and being loved is not enough for me but I sure wish that it was. Like you, I have always wanted to make a difference in this world! I agree with your son Greg……..although I am not highly intelligent, I agree with him, we all want more and maybe that is what keeps many of us striving to do better…………Thank you so much for commenting and your ending question is great!

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  13. I read this the other day and did not comment until I had time to think about it a bit. How to say this. I am not a religious person in any sense of the word. I have great faith that we are guided and loved unconditionally and know for a fact we are NOT judged. We do the judging of each other and ourselves. We are here to BE LOVE in action and to feel Joy in that action. Fear is an absence of faith and they cannot reside in the same space. If you are in fear, you are not feeling loving. To experience the wonder of life and to encourage loving thoughts and actions is all we need to do for utter and complete joy. Hope this resonates.

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    • Thank you SO much for taking time to visit, read the question, think about it and respond…..your willingness to use your precious time to answer one of my questions is humbling! I LOVE your response…….it is beautiful, uplifting and resonates more than I can express………I have spent my life living in fear and I KNOW in my soul that this is not right……..Bless you for your kindness in your words………

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  14. This could be a very complex answer, but to keep it simple I would say that t he meaning of life is found in anything that aligns with your most authentic self, which places you into the path of harmony and purpose. I hope that makes sense.
    Anything else, becomes a struggle, resistance, friction, a unnatural feeling that results in unhappiness, illness and more.

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    • I LOVE this so much and it makes perfect sense. The longer I live, the more I am understanding how truly important it is to live in harmony with your values and thoughts and you are so right……..anything else just feels completely wrong and such a struggle! Thank YOU for helping me with my journey……it feels good to be on the right path, even if it is just a few baby steps. 🙂

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      • Oh dearest Wendi darling. It always starts with baby steps and the hard part is taking that first step. But then you do, small results become visible. These small improvements fuel you like nothing else and you keep layering on. One piece after another falls into your lap if you are optimistic and when you believe. (Keeping your thoughts positive). And you continue to get better and more good days make their debut. Eventually the scale is tipped and while the bad days don’t go away, they become more manageable and fewer in between. Sending much love your way always. Hugs

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    • Hi! Thank you so very much for taking time to stop by and comment, I really appreciate it. I also deeply enjoy giving love that brings glory to God, it is such a personal blessing. God bless you for sharing your thoughts!

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