Seven days without laughter makes one weak.

~ Mort Walker ~

You Never Know

February 14th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 33 secs

There’s a lot we don’t know.

You never know what is going to happen to you. You could be rich, remarkable, and even, a household name. Or, more likely, a legend in your own lifetime, struggling to get by.

You never know if you’ll find the love of your life, and if you do, whether it’s all going to work for you. You just can’t tell, regardless how you feel about it.

What about your career? Well, you don’t know how it’s going to work out because bad things can happen. You could make a wrong career move, experience workplace harassment, get retrenched, or sustain a chronic injury. Or, perhaps simply be disappointed that it doesn’t work out the way you figured.

Who knows if you will get to live in the house of your dreams? All those childhood fantasies could come to naught if you can’t afford to action them. Most people don’t, but you never know.

Then there’s the matter of life itself. You never know when it will be your time to leave. Despite every effort you make to live a reasonably healthy life, a whole host of factors can determine the day. Genes can give or take decades, and then there’s disease, accidents, and more besides. It’s enough to remind you that it’s a miracle you’re alive.

Yet, whilst you never know what the future brings this year, tomorrow, or even in the next 15 minutes, there’s plenty you can choose. And that’s what helps to make a great life.

Sure, you can’t certain if things will work out. But the way you decide to live has enough influence to outlive your situation. Actions and words have a way of reaching others and, if they touch people personally, you will be making your life big.

What’s a big life? That depends entirely on you and what you believe in. If you have a passion turn it into something grand by using it encourage others too. The more you give from your heart, the bigger your life will turn out to be (and who knows how far that will go).


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