Re: Life…

May 11, 2007 — Leave a comment

Its starting to feel like I am living life the way it was meant to be lived.
In no way does that mean everything is roses, but it is a peace that is hard to explain.

Besides, roses come with thorns.

(here are five bands you need to check out:

a) +/- (plus/minus)

b) Future of Forestry

c) Lost Ocean

d) The Sea & Cake

e) This Holiday Life

So now, go use myspace for what is was meant for and find some new good music)

Anyway, back to the original thought….

It seems almost as if my life for the past year was just a shadow of what it could be.

To paraphrase C.S. Lewis, it was as if I was “content to play in the mud because I was disinterested in the offer of a week in the Bahamas.”*

I had become far too easily pleased, too entangled in aimless pursuits.

In a sense I had lost the bigger picture.

I’m sure part of this had to do with the overwhelming amount classes I was taking, but all the blame cannot be placed there.

No, all the blame lies on my shoulders, just like it does for everyone else.

However, my vision is being renewed, and the past year can best be used as a reminder.

Anyway, my night in all of its glory consisted of me running sound for a date night for the marriage class at our church.

Which made me the only single person in the whole building.

But, I really had nothing better to do, at least nothing that involved anyone else.

Now this may stand in stark contrast to the way this blog started, however…

The opening line still rings true.

Single or not, it really makes no difference.

As I go to bed having spent the majority of the night alone in annonymity (except for a brief trip to Turkey Creek)…

Everything feels right.

Would it have been nice to have shared the night with the company of a young lady?

Sure.

Is it necessary in order to enjoy life and feel fulfilled?

Definately not.

Learning contentment in whatever lot your life becomes is not easy, but if you can do it, it makes everything else infinitely more enjoyable.

Nothing can steal my joy.

Does that mean my life will be full of serious awesomeness all the time?

No, it just means eventful or not, everything is golden.

Now about that going to bed thing….

*The full quote from the C.S. Lewis’ article entitled the Weight of Glory is this: “We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

 

Nate

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I'm an avid reader, musician, and high school Bible teacher living in central Florida. I have many paperback books and our house smells of rich glade air freshners. If you want to know more, then let's connect!

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