random little treasures
Don’t you just love it when you’re out an about, minding your own business, enjoying the world around you, when God gives you a subtle reminder about life, or love, or whatever it is that has meaning to you.
My sister and I were off gallivanting around the North Shore a few days ago. We roamed in and out of shops, stopped to snack on tasty local treats(mmm, malasadas!), got soaked by the rain one second and then dried by the warm sunshine the next. It was a great day, really. But what topped it off, for me, was a random, little treasure in a random, little tibetan shop.
Yep, it’s a cheap tshirt. But the quote from the DL was what made my day and made me stop and read it over and over again–each time getting something different from it. One thought kept leading to the next. There is so much good stuff in this quote. So much to dissect and think about.
The first line alone– “we are visitors on this planet.” This world isn’t ours. We don’t own it. We are here, just stopping by, and then moving on to the next place. Will this next place be just as beautiful? I believe yes, even more so than what we know now.
“We must try to do something good, something useful with our lives.” What am I doing in and with my life? This question lead me all over the place. I will spare the mess of a trail.
“If you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.” I cannot tell you how real this is to me. I love to make others happy. I want to be a positive in other’s lives. And I know i’ve accomplished this more than a couple times. In doing this i’ve found God, i’ve found me, i’ve found peace and balance.
Who would have thought that a cheap tshirt from a whole-in-the-wall Tibetan shop would have given me so much.
How does this quote speak to you?