“What is the joy of life?” It is a profound question which great leaders continually ask of themselves during their life’s magnificent journey. It serves to set focus, establish priorities, create urgencies, expand horizons and dream dreams undreamed. Marcus Aurelius brings simplicity in answering the question writing, “Remember this, that very little is needed to make a happy life.” There is so much in life in which to find joy. We need only to open ourselves to its wonder, and choose to let its magic happen.
George Bernard Shaw captures this, magnificently writing, “This is the joy of life – that being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. That being a force of nature, instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die. For the harder, I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It’s a sort of splendid torch which I’ve got to hold up for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
May you find extraordinary joy in living a life filled with passion, love and selfless giving that others may grow. On your journey, may Mother Teresa‘s words echo in your ears, “Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life.” May your candle burn as brightly as possible, also, before handing it on to future generations.
Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!