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What Are You Looking For?

Are you content with your life or are you still searching for something more? I ask this because people always ask me what I want to do next. When you are living on a timeline, which we all are by the way, it seems more important to never settle with where you are. I try to cram as much life and memory making events as I can sooner than later.

That attitude has taken me to Italy, Mexico, California, Disney World, and North Carolina in less than two years, and I will soon go to Chicago and Washington DC. Those are the big things but I also attend all my kids school and athletic events. One thing I am constantly reminded of is to live life and lead an adventurous life. Complacency can never set in.

What about searching for missing elements in your life? Maybe it’s happiness or love. Some people I meet have so much and are the most unhappy least grateful people I have ever met. Yet others I meet have very little and are the happiest people I have ever met. I often wonder why that is. I am sure there are many reasons but many times it centers around the individuals themselves. How can you spread love and joy when you are so unhappy with yourself?

I have been so blessed to have so many wonderful people enter my life. I’ve had emotions that I felt were extinguishing only to have the least likely individual light that fire again. But I may have never seen or accepted it if I hadn’t continually been searching for more. If complacency or contentment had overtaken me I think many of life’s blessing would have flown by unnoticed.

As I told my son recently “never settle for less in life.” The minute you stop dreaming and settle for less in life is when you stop living. I have so much and so many blessings but I still haven’t found what I’m looking for. That won’t be complete until eternal life kicks in!

4 responses to “What Are You Looking For?

  1. Margie ⋅

    Well said Jim!

  2. Carole Ann Coombes ⋅

    Jim, I always look forward to your comments–you have such deep insights.  I believe that comes only when we have to “meet” our challenges—-such as living with ALS.  We live our challenges in different ways.  You of course, have had to face ALS “HEAD-ON”–then there are those of us that have faced it through the experience of our loved ones.  Either way, we become stronger, more “Faith-filled” people.  We know we are not in this alone — and that “The Best is yet to Come!!”  I believe that with all my Heart.  The Love of my Life, my dear Jack lost his battle with ALS in 2000.  I did not know  how I could live without him–he told me “He would Never leave me—-and he hasn’t–and neither has our God in whom we placed our complete trust–.  We will be together again–but it is NOT JUST ABOUT US!!  As we faced the challenges of ALS—we were an example–an example to others, especially our children.  First we had to ACCEPT–then we moved on WITH OUR LIVES.  We knew –we had Faith that God would be with us –every step of the way–.  It has been 15 years now that I am “alone”—and the first thing I came to realize is that I am NEVER ALONE—so many good and wonderful people have been with me every step of the way.   Life continues to be a beautiful Journey–I am so very fortunate to be able to enjoy each and every day of it–with all it has to offer–the “Ups” and the ‘Downs”–because there is a Blessing  in all–.  You and your Family continue to be in my Prayers, Jim.  I recently had  Knee surgery–when I am able to come in, I hope to see you in the ALS Office!!!

    Sincerely–in Love and Peace–Carole Coombes

  3. Jenny Fink ⋅

    Very well said, Jim! The girls and I started attending church this last summer, I knew we needed “something more”, that has been a great journey so far and putting Christ back in my life has helped with a lot of whys. I truly enjoy reading your blogs, and look forward to the next one. You are a big inspiration to me, and put a lot of my own problems into perspective. Somebody always has it worse than you, count your blessings and enjoy today for there may be no tomorrow.

  4. alicew627@gmail.com ⋅

    Wow Jim … I am so impressed and inspired by this! Bulls eye again! Hugs! Alice

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