Who is content with their life? That is the question my professor posed to my seminar class last week. We where discussing the story of "Rasselas." A prince that lives in a place called Happy Valley. There he lives in happiness all of the time. But the prince is unsettled and longs for more. And so Professor Curley asked...Who here is content with the life they live? I sit among students varying in age, but most are young, therefore many shook their heads or mumbled "No." Not realizing it but my head was softly nodding "yes." The professor caught my nod and mentioned something like...So Kim who is married and has some years of experience can say she is content. I said aloud, "Yes, I am content." Thinking of Konrad and Koby, my marriage and some of what I have accomplished in life...YES! I am content. But further discussion in class and contemplating this past week made me question...How content am I???? Just like Rasselas, which states in the story, "I have already enjoyed too much; give me something to desire" (13). And that is when I realized it all comes down to DESIRE. I truly am CONTENT with my life but I DESIRE so much more. Just as Rasselas did. I realize life is a journey and one must have dreams and goals but with out the passion and DESIRE to go after those dreams and goals your journey might take you to a dead end. So I began thinking of what I DESIRE and realized my journey is full of winding roads, up hills, down hills and some bumps but I look ahead with much enthusiasm knowing my Happy Valley lives with in. Life is what each one of us makes of it. To search for happiness is going on a journey with no ending.
Happy Trails to you all as you travel on your own journey.
Take a cookie or two in case you get hungry!
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- Hi. Welcome. I created CookieMOMster because when I was a first time mom 6 years ago cookies saved me. I was in a whirlwind of sleepless nights, crying and baby drool. I ate lots of cookies and began writing. Writing had been my passion since I was young and I had forgotten how much it meant to me. It's funny how these little lives come into your life and cause chaos but at the same time allow you to re-discover yourself. Thank you to Konrad and Koby for that. So sit down have a cookie and read. I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy writing. Thanks for visiting. I'm glad you stopped by.