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I am house bound to-day , February 6th, 2019, with the roads covered by ice. Not to worry; I am enjoying reading a great book by Michelle Obama, "BECOMING" She lost the love of her life, her father, Fraser Robinson, who was 55 and her best girl friend, Suzanne at the age of 25 both to Cancer. Michelle then started to question her life as a corporate lawyer making a six figure income from billable hours. There was little or no purpose in her work. No melody no music.

My father,Aaron, who was the smartest man I knew when I was growing up who advised me to priortize my needs vs my wants. He taught me to take good care of my health and realize that time is a non renewable precious resource, like water in your hand, it evaporates too quickly into thin air.

We have been taught by the advertizing media that happiness can be bought at the tap of your credit cards. Anything you want is attainable to fufill your wants but not your needs. Expensive cars, entertainment, jewellery, designer clothes, condos, cottages, cruises. When you take a cruise / expensive trips to Europe you take yourself along for company. If you are unhappy the travel may not help. The best part of the trip is quite often when you return home.

There is a price for your indulgences; you may lose your independence/ creativity and sometimes your health and well being.

Sad, that too late we learn that money can not buy happiness. I have learned that those who have less seem to enjoy it a whole lot more.

That is why you look for the melody trying to find the elusive balance of trying to discern the why’s in your life. I do not think that at 40.50 or 60 years of age you are not going to want to question: Is that all there is my friend? Like Diogenes, the ancient Greek philosopher, with his magic lamp held aloft you constantly look for the truth.

Finding a raison d’etre, a reason to be exploring who you are and what you want to be in life is not easy. Please remember : Life is a journey not a destination.


Len Lesser.

Len Lesser

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