Life in one sentence

December 31, 2023 0 By Mirm

It is the time of year where people sum up the past 365 days and look forward to the next 365.  I am not sure that I want to sum up my life in one trite or pithy expression and yet, though life is more than a motto they do serve a purpose.  Without then I would say more than I need to  –  But can I sum up life in one sentence?

How do I say all that I can about this one wild and precious life? I am not sure and yet there are some profound truths which I remind myself of often. Here are a few…

Life is what is happening while we are busy making plans.

Happiness is not the destination – it is the mode of transportation. (Nancy Moses)

You can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore until you decide to be happy. (Nightbirde)

Just keep swimming. (Dorie)

Aim at heaven and get earth thrown in – rhis life is short, the next one is not. Live in light of eternity. (Mike Woodruff)

Life is all about focus so focus on Him.

Be the change you wish to see.

Live for Jesus. Love like He does. Hope joyfully.

She is no fool who gives what she cannot keep to gain what she cannot lose. (Jim Elliott)

Always find a reason to laugh – Or not – just laugh.  (Tibby Cornelius)

I suppose the point of a life motto is something solid and simple that we can return to again and again when we lose our way, get discouraged or distracted. It is a grounding and directive.

Seasons come and go. Life is full of changes and troubles that come and we make the best of them and we make the most of life in spite of them.  Courage, dear heart. (CS Lewis)

My life is not going as planned but so far so good; it is still a grand advenure.

May the mind of Christ my Savior live in me from day to day (Favorite Hymn)

I will probably never ride a moose, walk the great wall or jump out of a plane, but I cannot begin to list all the privileges I have enjoyed. There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind!

I am pressing on.  (Phil. 3:14)

Perhaps today.

PS Life isn’t fair -fair is where you get cotton candy – and we really don’t want fair anyway as we would all have a lot less. Thank the Lord for mercy and grace!

What is your life motto (s)?