Thursday, December 20, 2007

What Does It Take?

Last night the boys and I ate at Arby's. The paper placemat on the tray (pictured) told us what it takes to make "life good". ROAST BEET. CURLY FRIES. LIFE'S GOOD. Matthew & Nathan couldn't understand why I would fold up the greasy placemat and take it home. This is why. It got me thinking! What really constitutes a "good life".

Is it being physically fit by working out at one of the GOOD LIFE fitness centres?

Is it getting a "case of 24" for a "buck a bottle" as some commercials proclaim?

If you were to re-write the Arby's statement using only 4 words...two groups of 2, then adding "Life's Good", what would yours look like? For the Christian who seeks to obey God, walk in the Spirit and love others what would he/she say?

Here are a few of mine, keeping in mind that life isn't always "good" just because of the pleasant things we encounter:




"Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." - Psalm 16:11 (KJV)

1 comment:

Terry said...

Dear David...
Here are few quotes about lif that I really like!

George Eliot
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.

Frank Clark
Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things

Dr. James Dobson
Great beginnings are not as important as the way one finishes

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else..

Emily Dickinson:
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain.
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain

George Eliot:
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?

Abraham Lincoln:
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years

Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” - Mark Twain...

Proverbs 21:21
He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.