Day after day after day we work hard to earn a living. What does that mean to ‘earn a living’? Are we trying to deserve our life, or afford the life we have chosen? Are we building something we want or what we think people expect?  It seems like we have made life more of a drudgery to endure than an adventure to enjoy. Each day is a gift, a day above ground is a good day. 

So when does life turn from an adventure into a rut? We are in life where we have chosen to be – in debt, over scheduled, over weight, under valued, misunderstood, and all too often numb to it all. There is a wise saying that the key to happiness is not getting what you want, it is wanting what you get. We work so hard to earn that living only to find out that we may not really want that life…we want something else. 

So what do you really want in life? What do you want to do? Where do you want to go? How do you want to spend your time? Who do you want to be around? Why are you not doing any of that…or are you only doing a portion? And what portion do you want more of, or less? Life is all about choices – getting more or giving up less, gaining what we want and losing what we don’t really need. 

So many thoughts, so many things to ponder, so much to contemplate. As you step through today, make sure you invest your time and energy into the things that will allow you to answer all those questions to make your world a better one for you and those you love. Earning a living is a series of choices, and you can have anything you choose…so choose wisely.