That popular line from Life is good really struck home for me recently. A couple of weeks ago, I was coming home from a vacation and flew into Logan airport in Boston. As my wife and I were going through Customs, we struck up a conversation with the Customs agent, and he asked what we did for a living. I told him about the Life is good Kids Foundation, and he quickly opened up. He told me he was quite familiar with Life is good, telling me about a loved one who was suffering from a brain tumor but lived the “Life is good way,” similar to folks you read about in the amazingly inspirational and moving Fuel letters that Life is good often receives (http://www.lifeisgood.com/about/inspiring-letters.aspx).
When I asked how his loved one was doing, the agent replied, “Not well.” But then he went on to say how this person, in living the “Life is good way,” really taught him something about the preciousness of life, and how he has pledged to do something – anything – that he loved, even if it was “only” 5 minutes a day. He went on – that’s how you really live, and make a difference in the world – pursuing your passions and spreading a little joy along the way. I was touched by his message. I thanked him for sharing his kind, thoughtful wisdom, and felt further refreshed and renewed to go back to work that following Monday.
Here’s to doing something you like, and liking what you do – everyday!