Polished Rocks… rocks

IMOPORTANT NOTE:  I’m bummed.  I am on vacation and I’m at a computer that won’t let me download pictures. 

The computer Nazi won’t let me download… so… NO PICTURES FOR YOU!

Yep… back again.

I am continuing the topic of what makes our lives happy and fulfilled.  The last couple of blog entries have been on the topic of “purpose”.

I personally believe that one cannot have a happy and fulfilled life without purpose – it’s an absolute from my standpoint.

The other things I will be talking about in regards to what makes a person happy and fulfilled are very important but somehow in my mind do not meet the threshold of absoluteness as does purpose.

The second thing that popped into my head after purpose was people.

PEOPLE

Whether we admit it or not we were not made to be alone.  We are made for community – to be around people to share our life. 

I know that everyone of you have been somewhere doing something fun or had a special experience and thought that it would be great to have someone to share it with.

Life experiences are fuller when shared.

Now let’s be real… people can be a pain in the ass.  People make life more complicated at times. 

But what you experience in frustration is multiplied in joy because friends and people make us fuller and better.

If it weren’t for people we would see no need to change.  The different needs, wants, desires, and goals of the friends we are around and ourselves rub against each other. 

It does cause friction.  But the friction polishes us and makes our life much more amazing.

If you didn’t know it that is the way they polish rocks.  Rocks are thrown in a rolling tub and the rocks grinding against one another rubs off the residue that keeps them from shining.

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
- Robert Brault

I know that there are people who prided themselves on being a recluse.  I am not saying that people can’t survive without someone else in their life. 

I am not saying that you have to have a whole tub full of friends.  But you need someone to rub against you to get the most out of life.

Most people are familiar with John Donne’s famous poetic verse.

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.
- John Donne

The longer I live the more I believe this to be true.  When you are younger the world is yours for the taking.  You want life and people to revolve around you.

If you remain the center of your world you will have a very very small life.   Seriously. 

I don’t know about you but I want to experience life to the fullest that God intended. 

Wow… how small a world my life would be if were just me.

See you on Thursday.

NOTE:  The blog looks bland without the pictures huh?  Oh well, the pressure is on to say something that makes us think.

Bye.

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