There maybe countless definitions of what life is, but allow me to leave you this question: "What really excites you about life?"
Here are the solicited responses from my circle of FB friends about "what really excites them about life?" Let me cater you with their opinions, views, and general perception of that question?
These people hails from different family background, experiences, and aspirations.
1. Emmanuel Icaranom-- A lover of life, full-blooded SFC-who has an infinite expression on anything.
What’s exciting about life is that every morning we wake-up; it’s like a soap opera we’re watching in the television that makes us wait in the next exciting and interesting episode.
Every episode brings new insights and learning in life. It’s just up to us if we’re going to use it for our betterment.
What excites me about life is to see every single day that I’m growing emotionally, spiritually and financially. Yes, in life there are lots of struggles and challenges that we can’t avoid and that we need to face but those things makes our existence more meaningful and exciting. It gives colour to our world.
As the famous line of Forest Gump in its self titled movie, “Life is like a box of chocolate. You’ll never know what you gonna get.” Isn’t it exciting that every day we wake up there’s a new things that’s being offered to us? Isn’t it exciting to see that each day we overcome a certain trials in life; we grow in wisdom and love of God? Life is full of surprises and that what makes life exciting.
What are those surprises in life that we could have? What are those learning and new insights that we might have? What is the meaning of your existence? What’s the purpose of your life? The answers will be unveiled to us as we journey towards the exciting and challenging time that we will be having as we live in this world.
As we continue our earthly pilgrimage, let us ask the good Lord for the grace for us to know the very meaning of our existence. Let’s enjoy the journey as life excites us with its surprises. May God be praised now and forever! DEO GRATIAS ET BENEDICTVS DOMINVS!
My friend was right, life will only become meaningful, livable and exciting if there is a sense of purpose. Reading the book about The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren solidified this claim in me. Knowing my purpose will allow me to straightly move forward despite dozens of hardships and trials. It is now clear to me why I am alive, and that is because the Lord wanted me to serve. That’s the very meaning and the reason of my being.
Singles For Christ (SFC), Silid Aralan, Inc., and my Family. Why did I list them? Apparently, they are my life. They are the reasons why I am excited. I believe that the Lord wanted me to serve through them. Joining SFC had enormously changed my life, it did not only make me closer to God, but it also introduced me to people who helped me view life excitingly and meaningfully.
Silid Aralan is also fulfilling my purpose. When I joined Silid Aralan in 2007, it was purely for the sake of money, I needed to have job then so that I would be able to send my sister to school. The salary was actually very small as compared to what can to earn if I’ll work in the corporate world. But I was very diffident that my skills won't earn me ticket to companies. Thus, I prefer Silid Aralan. But I soon realized that this is the vocation which I love and will teach me many things. Planning and doing things that will help our youth are things which makes me excited. Silid Aralan molded me and I will never leave this institution no matter what happen.
Last but not the least is my family. I love my family. When my father died, I bowed that I will not leave them. I also believe that we cannot serve other people unless we served our family first.
3. Ann Kristine Ballesteros--a highschool crush- witty and pro-active.
Every second, every minute has its own motivation.