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The Promised Land

By: Michael Blankenship |

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”
~ Bertrand Russell

What’s your “dream life”? 

If you’re like most people, it probably looks something like this… 

  • Spend time with your family. 
  • Do hobbies you love & enjoy. 
  • Have a positive impact. 

…maybe you have a few more (or a few less).

Now think about your last week. What were some of the things you did this last week? And how does that compare?

Most of us are already living our “dream life” — we’re spending time with our family, traveling, doing things we enjoy — we’re just forgetting to treat it like our dream life. 

We keep seeking the ephemeral “promised land” that will somehow be better than where we are right now. 

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with striving. Working to improve our lot in life can be meaningful in and of itself. 

But is *right now* really so bad? 

We often work so hard to change external things in our lives… but forget to be grateful for what we have. And rest assured — if we forget to be grateful for the things we have now, we’re not going to be grateful when we have more.

Every second you spend with a loved one, every time you make someone smile or laugh, every moment you engage with a meaningful hobby… that’s time to be treasured.

The “promised land” can wait. 

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