For others, a beautiful garden. Some people would measure success in money;
Instead, like a crown on the head of a queen, joy rests on and expresses a life that is lived well and that goes well—never, of course, perfectly well, but well to a certain measure and in certain respects and despite all the accompanying pain and sorrow, guilt and inadequacy.
What is a well lived life. A life well lived is a legacy of joy and pride and pleasure, A friend of the late american jurist oliver wendell holmes asked him why he had taken up the study of greek at the age of 94. A successful career with a stable income, a family that i provide for, and enjoyment and happiness in my life.
Igniting the art of living meaningfully well. Look at your life with a fresh perspective create a new vision for your life that delights, nurtures, and fulfills you there is a special feeling of freedom and exhilaration when you are living your vision… when all aspects of your life are in harmony with your values and your true desires… when you have a sense of well being (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual)… and your deepest needs. He/she lived their life with generosity and a warmth we will miss forever
Henry miller on growing old, the perils of success, and the secret of remaining young at heart “if you can fall in love again and again… if you can forgive as well as forget, if you can keep from growing sour, surly, bitter and cynical… you’ve got it half licked.” by maria popova Evidence of a life well lived is found in those who love you. We will remember a life that was full of love.
Regardless, it sums up the message all these quotes have to share: This is a question worth reflecting on as we move into thanksgiving and other holidays. Holmes replied, “well, my good sir, it’s now or never.”.
A life well lived is a precious gift of hope and strength and grace, from someone who has made our world a brighter, better place it’s filled with moments, sweet and sad with smiles and sometimes tears, with friendships formed and good times shared and laughter through the years. Through their invitation, those who live well offer us the opportunity to heal, to cherish the gift of life, to pay it forward so that others might thrive, instead of settling for what's comfortable, familiar and popular. We remember a life well lived and celebrate their legacy.
So joy isn’t something we do or do not experience in addition to leading life well and life going well. Eudaimonic prosperity, in contrast, is about mastering a new set of habits: Hers involves the real connections with people.
A life well lived is more valuable than a life squandered, regardless of how long or short it may be. The measure of a life well lived: Sometimes you need to fight what comes against.
Mine involves loving what i do, or at least trying to. Penney was 95 years old, he affirmed, “my eyesight may be getting weaker, but my vision is increasing.”. A life well lived leaves others enriched.
Some would measure it in terms of good relationships, peace of mind or a. The screeching halt, or outright loss, of some. I want to juxtapose clint’s talk with the topic of gratitude by asking this question:
Look at the birds of the air,” jesus said to the crowds gathered around him (matt. From the first day of. Remembering a life well lived.
Others, by recognition of peers. I’ve been looking at the birds lately, and it strikes me that today our lives are more akin to the frantic scurrying of rats and the disciplined marching of ants than to the. Making the most of our time.