Anything After This is Just Being Greedy


I came to an interesting realization a while back. I realized that I have done and experienced everything that I could hope to do in a life, and that I am humbled by my fortune.

Here are some of the things I’m thankful for:

  • I have enjoyed a beautiful romance for over 20 years

  • I have have enjoyed time with wonderful friends

  • I have been able to work with many of those friends from the various periods throughout my life in the best job I’ve ever had

  • I have traveled the world

  • I’ve read lots of great books

  • I have laughed

  • I’ve really enjoyed writing and sharing and meeting great people through my website

Basically, I’ve done most things I could have wanted to do in a life already. This doesn’t mean that I don’t have more to do. It doesn’t mean I don’t still have goals, because I do.

What it means is that if things were to end suddenly tomorrow, and I had even the shortest time to reflect, I would smile knowing that there wasn’t some other big thing I needed to be happy.

I already am happy.

Anything past this point is just greedy. I’ve already lived a remarkable life, and now I want another 50 years of it? Seems rather selfish when you think about it.

So I say to myself and the universe:

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