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L’chaim, to life

October 11, 2012

In light of recent events, I would like to take a look at my five mottos for life in this blog post. In no particular order:

1. Investment leads to return; at least, it should, or you need to rethink that investment. This can be applied to various facets of life, but my most recent association with it came with the Western Civ midterm I received back today. I would display that 97 percent proudly on the refrigerator if there was room. I spent several, several hours studying for that midterm; I put forth a tremendous amount of effort, carving out answers to the questions and going in to see my professor. I put in an investment. And I saw return on that investment. Fact.

2. Everything happens for a reason, and everything works out the way it’s supposed to. OK, this can be applied to everything. There was a reason I decided to take this class or go to this school or study Italian. There was a reason I didn’t accept the internship or didn’t get this opportunity or that verdict. There was a reason, and everything will work out the way it’s supposed to, even if I don’t see that right away.

3. At least I’m not in jail. This can be applied to day-to-day life. Every day, there’s something to worry about or stress about or whatever, but when it comes down to it, things could be worse, things are not that bad and, hey, at least I’m not in jail! That’d be kind of suckish.

4. You are more than just fitting into the economy. This comes from, yes, that first lecture of Western Civ, but it’s still stuck with me. It’s all about doing what I love and loving what I’m doing and living the life I want to live. It’s about the fact that I am where I am for a reason and I will end up where I end up for a reason, and those reasons are more than just to fill a spot on the roster.

5. Live for the moment. This correlates with one of my four important things in life – appreciating the moment. It’s vital, and I don’t do it enough. But I’d like to think it’s a motto. And so it is.

Also, the title of this blog post must be read with the nice “ch” sound from Hebrew. It is not the same “ch” as is found at the beginning of a word like church. It is that “ch” sound that sounds like one is coughing up a lung when spoken. Yup, that one. The best!

If anyone has any life mottos he or she would like to share with me, please do; I would love to hear them.

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