The time of year instructs us to reflect. We have met and acquainted many a unique fellow human during our time here on earth. In past times we may not have investigated fully the potential in others. What have we overlooked? It is good now for us to think back upon all those who added something to our life. Reflect. Can we now recognize the something special that each one we crossed provided? Life takes us on an adventure when we permit independent will to participate. Have we missed out on some of the adventure? Have others attempted to mold our path? Why?
How then should we prepare to move forward? What is our purpose? When is the last time we seriously consider that? An interesting lesson on this is hidden tightly away in a famous modern day tale. A short discourse between Alice and the Cat in Alice in Wonderland provides a nice point due attention.
"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don’t much care where--" said Alice.
"Then it doesn’t matter which way you go," said the Cat.
"--so long as I get SOMEWHERE," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you’re sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."
Each time this famous quote comes to mind a stern message on life is provided. When is the last time we looked our self in the mirror? Did we investigate fully intent and action? What perception have we provided for those who we wish to impact the most?
So then, we are met with a challenge. It is two-fold and pressing. Have we missed out on part of life; that half of life provided by our acquaintances? Was this half of life replaced by other sources? Could television, magazines, movies, and radio personalities taken this from us? Who are we? What defines us? And with this realization comes another. What is our purpose in life? Which direction are we traveling? What do we wish to accomplish? Is a wonderful family our goal? Is a wonderful career our goal? Can we have both? Perhaps a life of philanthropy is our true desire? Who has determined the goals, which we pursue? Have we seriously taken thought on the legacy we wish to leave behind? Go then now while the time is right. We must place our mind in the frame to discover purpose, and we must not let old acquaintances be forgotten.
Copyright © Robert Clinton Chedester 2012