Life is A Journey
Marci Shimoff is a New York Times best-selling author. Among her successes is Chicken Soup for the Women’s Soul. Marci explains how at one point in her career she had achieved all her goals. After a day of book-signing, she went back to her penthouse hotel room and sat down on her bed exhausted. This should have been Marci’s time to celebrate and revel in her success. But instead, she cried. She had reached her goals – she had arrived! So why wasn’t she happy?
We all have a dream. For some people it might be finding the right mate and living happily in a nice house with a white picket fence. For another person it might be achieving a certain level of success in a career and getting that corner office in a high-rise building. But, whatever your dream, all our dreams have something in common — as we achieve one dream, another appears and we are on the move once again. This is because, as the saying goes, “Life’s a journey, not a destination.” We can never truly arrive anywhere. We will be forever traveling, forever on the journey of life.
When we feel frustrated that we are so far from achieving our dreams, remember that life is about the journey toward our dreams. In fact, should we achieve all our goals, we wouldn’t be happy – we’d be depressed! We’d have nothing to work toward and no place to grow.
God created us as living beings that are wired to grow, develop, blossom, and change. We are on a never-ending journey toward our better selves, and that, my friends, is truly what life is all about.
With much shalom, peace, (D.J.Saker)