The Quotidian, November 11, 2010 ~ Things we do because they feel right

“There are things you do because they feel right, and they may make no sense, and they may make no money, and they may be the real reasons we are here: to love each other, to eat each other’s cooking, and say it was good.” ~ anonymous

[Source: this quotation is from my friend Libby.]

Why are we here? Anthony Robbins tells us that we may decide what the meaning of our life consists of (Get the Edge). Perhaps we are here to serve others. I believe that it is our highest calling; curiously, serving others can help us and make us feel better. Service is a “win-win.”

Have you praised someone today with no expectation of return? Have you encouraged someone today? Have you hugged someone?

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to The Quotidian, November 11, 2010 ~ Things we do because they feel right

  1. Anonymous must’ve eaten at my house — because it would make no sense for anyone to tell me that my cooking was good! Even those who love me don’t tell me that, they just choke it down with grimaces on their faces and hurry to the bathroom afterwards. You can laugh — you’ve never tasted my cooking…. Count your blessings!!

    Write on!

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