meaning

One of the Joseph Campbell quotes I love shares that life is not about finding happiness;  it is about finding and making meaning.

I am feeling meaning in these days.  I am blessed with work that engages, challenges, humbles and stretches me.  I am blessed with partner and children who love me, laugh with me, share pain with me, and grow with me.  There are more books to read than I have time, sunlight to savor, and hungers to notice and sometimes tend.

Happiness is often my companion, and I welcome her.  But she is not the reason for my being.   Muddle and layers and wince and delight and wonder walk with me in these days; a meaning making sort of meander.

And it is good.

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