How do you live your life?

By Klaus Döring

Living life to the fullest means understanding what makes you happy, what really matters, and what you want to achieve.

When you find yourself stuck at work or without the person you love, you think you could probably be living your life better. While it may be easy to feel that you have no control over your existence, it is exactly the opposite. Only you get to decide how to live your life and how you would want to live life to the fullest.

Do you live for something? Do live for something! Admittedly, this sounds like a very easy request. Already, Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847), establishment and founder of the Scottish Free Church, treated that topic with plenty flowering words. Innumerable human beings live, move and have to pass away – free from worries but unknown and unnoticed. Incomprehensible and inscrutable: no line written and no word talk by themselves are still in the memories of their bereaved. Their gleams of light switched out in night’s darkness.

Not every individual can have a beautiful life in which he/she can live successfully. But to live, to love, and to laugh can make this possible. * L I V E * As the saying goes, “Live life to the fullest!” Always live each day as if it were your last. Enjoy every moment of your life and have everything you wish.

Who do people like to live like this? Still in my mind is the one question of Brother Francis Castro of the Little Brothers of Jesus about the “burning flame inside him that makes him jump out of the bed… and hurry to work…”

As I journey through life’s pathways, one of the most important lessons I have learned is that life is filled with seasons and contrasts. Life is indeed an interplay of light and darkness. So, let’s live for something!

Kindness, hospitality, helpfulness, obligingness, ready to do favors – and your moment of virtue will not be destroyed by time’s storm. Love and mercifulness from the bottom of your heart are shared with people who will cross your pathways, and nobody will forget you. In our daily life, we have plenty of situations where we could show our real calling. Thomas Chalmers describes it as follows: “Good deeds are shining like stars from heaven”.

Understand what life should feel like. Tap into your calling within. Trust yourself and forget what others think. Feel the fear and take the first step anyway. Rethink your to-do list. Check in with yourself daily. Recognize that you have everything you need.

So, do live for something. For your beloved fellow creatures and for yourself. Do it now, because time is always limited.


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