Priceless. The word that we often overestimate and underestimate at the same time.
Since civilization began, we have always tried to categorize ‘stuff’, which is a synonym for the unlimited things around us.
We did accomplish that to a certain extent. Which led to what we see around us. Jobs, taxes, shops. Everything. This urge to categorize was stimulated by the ‘first list’.
What in the world is the first list?
The first list is that in which everything is priceless. I believe when man started his journey everything was priceless. But as time went on many of the things that were ‘priceless’ became a daily part of our lives and new things replaced them.
As time went on, globalization thrived and individuality became fashion. Somewhere along the way, we started to look back and develop the past. The past, which we had kept at the back of our closet in our pursuit of success, suddenly became ‘priceless’. A classic example of how our priorities change with time.
Human development occurs in what I call the expansion to the peripheries. We learn something, experiment it, and then move on to the next. We don’t collect the info and then develop it. This creates fluctuation in what we term as priceless. What is priceless today may not be priceless tomorrow.
But what really stands out as priceless in today’s world, is peace, love, trust and all the valuable things that came to our attention when the words ‘society’ and ‘community’ became unavoidable.
I heard someone say, you become depressed at two points in your life. When you have nothing and when you have everything. When you have everything, you become weary of pleasure. You realize what really constitutes human nutrition.
For the beggar, what is priceless to him is food, clothing and a decent home. To the celebrity, it is peace and purpose in life that is priceless.
In a world like today, what is priceless is a moral standard. Something that will hold our emotions together. But when it comes down to it I know what is priceless and will remain priceless- life. No matter who we are or who we become it will always remain so. This one point is what everything I said comes down to. So, this week love the life you have. Value it. Treasure it. I found life when I found Jesus. It’s been a ride ever since. I’ve realized there is so much more to life than we see on the outside. We often complain about life. I know it is hard to take advice from a 17-year-old but life is happening right now and you have to live it to love it.
God bless. . . .