(I mean, it wasn't focused on what was suppose to be a good game anyways…)
I thought about how awesome life felt at that moment.
I was at my house, my home. With my amazing wife and 4 of our closest friends that we call family.
We had more than enough food to eat and drink to drink.
We were comfortable and secure.
We were warm on a not so cold South Carolina, February night.
It was great! What more could I ask for?
No, Cass and I don't have a lot of money right now.
We struggle to pay the bills almost every month. We can't buy a lot of the things we want and sometimes struggle to buy the things we need.
I say that not for your sympathy, but to encourage you that money, a big house, nice things don't bring happiness.
The life that I experienced last night was the perfect life.
There are many things that you might think make up the perfect life. Maybe a job you love, people you love, awesome hobbies, adventures and travel that inspire you, really nice things…but at the end of the day,
what really matters?
We all know what makes up a perfect life, yet our lives pursuit looks different--
We pursue and strive after what doesn't matter.
Here's what matters:
1. Family-Family is more than blood. They are those who choose to be closer than friends. They choose to do life with us. They bring us joy and encourage us to be better. Family is family--Those who you choose to do life with no matter if you share the same blood or not.
2. Fitness (Health)-Without our health-not much else matters. Without our health, we lose focus on life. Protect this element in your life. We take it for granted until we don't have it. Strive for good health.
3. Food (and drink)-We can't live without it. It is a source of community for the soul. Food brings us together…and it's worth it. Invest in community with food with people--It creates moments that will be in our memory forever.
4. Faith-Now you might not agree but this is my blog. For many of us, faith in a Creator, does not make us weak, it offers us connection, community, joy, safety, and most of all, purpose. My faith has brought me transformation and a realness I have never felt before. Knowing what I believe and why I believe it has given me a way to align my life it.