A life well lived
Pleasure is nice, but it is never enough. Material wealth can be immensely helpful, but brings no fulfillment of its own accord.
Power can give great satisfaction to your ego. Yet a life lived solely in the service of ego ends up being small and pathetic.
What truly makes life good is the commitment you put into making life good. What makes life good is the experience of making a difference.
There is much that’s already been given to you by virtue of your existence, and there is much more that may or may not be given to you. What matters at the core of your spirit, though, is not what you have but what you do with it.
No person, situation, event or possession can give you fulfillment. What brings about real fulfillment is your participation in bringing it about.
Life’s rewards are not what you long for. What you long for is to genuinely earn your own significance.
Every moment is an opportunity to do so. Treasure each of those opportunities, make full use of them, and you will have the priceless experience of a life well lived.
— Ralph Marston