Growing, Not Dying

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Game of Life

As I stood in the kitchen listening to 3 year old Sarah cry, whine and grump her older sister Emily who is 5, came in.

Excitedly she declared, "Sarah, let's play that one game where you laugh and giggle!"

Sarah broke out in a huge grin and ran off giggling with her sister.

What would happen if we all approached each other in life that way? We're all just playing a game anyway. What if instead of playing "to win," or playing to try and "get ahead" we played just to make each other happy? I am not saying I have the answer, or that the world would be paradise overnight.

Still, I can't help but wonder, how would my life be different if I played the game "to make you laugh and giggle?"

How would yours be different?


Blogger Marcos said...

Quite the battle, that game of life can be. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the desire and "need" to be on top of the mound that is our life that when we do finally make headway, we find ourselves alone.

I am a big proponent of the idea that life isn't a destination. It's the actual journey. And playing to make others happy is part of what makes the 744,600 hour car ride a little more bearable. :-)

Thanks for this!

Tue Mar 18, 08:56:00 AM MDT  

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