Saturday, October 20, 2012
Does my life have a purpose?
Not long ago my neighbor suggested to me that I need a wife. He said he would introduce me to some eligible women. I thanked him for his kind offer, but so far I have not taken advantage of it. After more than 57 years with the love of my life I don't think I am capable of giving another woman the love I had for my wife. Besides, I am old and a sense useless. I don't think a new wife would be happy with me.
I muse from time to time about my life. Why did fate (or God) let me have 57 years of married life and then end it? Why didn't I join my wife in eternal rest soon after she left this life? Does my continued good health and ability to walk for an hour or more three times a week have any meaning? Is there any meaning to my continued mental alertness and memory? I seem to be good for at least another ten years. I may see some of my great-grandchildren.
I've decided one thing. I have an obligation to be happy. I also have an obligation to make other people happy. I can't make them happy unless I am happy. My children are financially secure, so I have no serious financial obligation to anyone. I have enough income to enable me to live in comfort. I can't think of any other obligation that I might have.
Here's to happiness!