And you may ask yourself..well, how did I get here?
If you have never heard the ‘Talking Heads’ song ‘Once in a Lifetime’, you must listen to it, at least once to understand the beauty of the meaningful lyrics. This song has always been a checklist, my go-to hymn when I want to analyze myself and the current situation in my life. Do we not wake up and ask ourselves some random day, “How did I get here?”.
We are all breathing the same air and running to our cause every single day. That cause might be earning a living, pursuing a passion, studying, or just following our calling. Has this question beckoned you, “ Is my life meaningful?”, “Am I doing full justice to the purpose for which I have been sent here?” and then, a vicious circle of introspection follows.
Being humans we like to cling to the past. It gives us a sense of comfort, a bonding to all things familiar. But evolution is the need of the hour. We must keep up with the changing times and adapt to the novelty that life offers us. As we embrace the changing environment around us, we will feel happy, relieved, and fulfilled. The changing environment always presents us with more opportunities in life. There is a new challenge life throws at us and we must embrace it with positivity.
Look for the Answers
So what makes you happy? This question will be answered differently by every person. Some like to be the center of all activities, and others want to run away from all the commotion and chaos. For some, city life and its electric environment are what get their adrenaline rushing. For others, settling into a cozy town away from the hustle-bustle will give the heart a sense of contentment.
Lafayette Township-An inspiration
A lovely example of living a fulfilled and happy life is the lifestyle of the people of the Lafayette township in New Jersey. This small town has a population of 2300 people where people live happily helping and attending to each other in need. From evening teas at the popular eateries to picnics at the Shoppes locality, these people sure know how to add meaning to their lives.
Some very well-qualified individuals have returned to the owner to pursue their dreams or take the family business further. You can find some interesting antiques at Jim Bogwater’s antique shop that is run by a passionate couple. The couple designs artifacts from industrial parts and converts them to pieces of marvel. The owner of Sheep Thrills left his corporate career and runs his family farm in the town. The Owner of Chocolate Goat, a quaint chocolate shop offering different varieties of goat-themed chocolates!
These delightful places and the people living there are a huge source of inspiration to everyone around. Do not spend your life living in a manner that makes you depressed and unhappy. Reinvent yourself and make good choices that make you feel proud of what you have done with your life!