Saturday, January 19, 2008

Joy

I saw The Bucket List last night, and it was fabulous. Go, go, go right now to see it. I laughed, I cried, I pondered, waxed, waned and thought about it's message and now I'm feeling all philosophical. At one point in the movie, one of the characters poses two questions to another character, and I'm going to share them with you. (It won't spoil the movie.) But instead of rambling on and on with my opinions and thoughts, I'm going to pose those questions to you. This post is purposefully short because it's about YOU today, not me. Promise you'll pause for at least sixty seconds after you read these two questions and answer them truthfully. You don't have to share your answers with me if you don't want to, but promise me that if the answer to at least one of these is no, you'll ask yourself a third question. Don't worry. You'll know what that question is without me posting it here. And if you came here for a laugh or smile today, don't fret. I'll be off my philosophical high horse no later than 3pm today.

1. Have you found joy in your life?

2. Has your life brought joy to others?

1 comment:

Jason said...

Yes, I have found joy in my life. Every minute? No. Every day? Sometimes, no. But overall, yes. Every person is responsible for his own joy.

Have I brought joy to others? Yes. In many ways, I think I have. Maybe not to as many people as I should, but to those people closest to me? Yes, I think so.

Good questions. It's so important to reflect on such basic questions as this from time to time.