Priorities #2

What’s the most important thing in your life; your home, your money, your job, being liked, being famous?  How many of these things will you take with you at the end of your life?  Do you want to make the world a better place or do you want to leave the heavy lifting to others while you pursue happiness with material things?  I live in a nice neighborhood, my wife drives a Mercedes, and I’ve spent a large part of my life in pursuit of the trappings of material success.  More and more every day I realize that happiness is found in the simple things, and comes from giving, not taking.

These days my happiness comes from the laughter of my grandsons.  I measure anything I consider beautiful against the indescribably beautiful sight of watching a hungry child eat.  A big weekend for me is one that I spend with my kids and grand-kids.  In my younger days I looked forward to going to work and advancing my career.  Now I look forward to the end of my work day so I can work at my night job; ending the practice of abortion and putting the abortion mills that kill thousands of unborn children every day out of business.

I don’t know if it’s just me, but as I get older I think more about what I want to look back on if I have the opportunity to reflect on my life when the end comes near.  I want to know that I did more with my life than just take up space and annoy more than just a few people.  I want to save at least one child from the horror of abortion and inspire others to pick up the fight if abortion isn’t ended in my lifetime.  I want my children and grandchildren to be proud of what I stood for and to know that living a principled life is the key to happiness and true success.

Living a life without priorities is about the same as target shooting with no idea where the target is.   How do you accomplish your goals if you don’t know what they are?  Being aware of human suffering and choosing to do nothing just makes you part of the problem.  Waiting for someone else to face down evil is just plain dumb.  Whether I succeed or fail in my fight to end abortion, only time will tell.   All I do know is that I won’t look the other way and leave the job of saving our children to someone else.

We all need priorities in our life.  We all need to have a goal that we are willing to sacrifice everything to achieve.  If you’re working for a cause that you’re not willing to lose everything for, you’re working for the wrong cause.  If you don’t have a burning desire to change the world and serve your fellow man, why don’t you?