What is the meaning of life?
That’s a question everyone has asked since the beginning of time. Why are we here?
The thing that got me thinking about it was the fact that my Grandma passed away recently. It made me think about my purpose on Earth. I had thought about this before of course, but after she passed I had an urge to share my thoughts with the rest of you.
This is a sensitive topic for most people since it has a lot to do with your own religious beliefs, but I won’t be talking about religion in this post. Just bear with me on this one and listen up.
What is the meaning of life? – My Grandmother
My Grandmother was a lovely woman who lived to the ripe age of 90 years old. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with all her heart. I’m not going to tell you every detail of her life, for one because I don’t know every detail, and two, that’s not the point of this post, so I’ll try to keep it to a minimum and tell you some of the important parts of her life that I can remember.
To get to know about my Grandma, you must first know that she loved her husband, my Grandpa, so much, but unfortunately, he passed away the month I was born, so I didn’t even get a chance to meet him. However, I know so much about him from my Grandma that it feels like I know part of who he was at least. My Grandma held her husband up so high, and she helped me to have a very good image of him. He was a huge part of my Grandma’s existence.
Every time I spent time with Grandma she would tell stories of how he bought an island and took her there, maybe once, where she got freaked out because of the snakes. I think this is my favorite story from her. I don’t know how much of that story was true, but she loved telling many different ones to me. In fact, to prompt some of the stories from her, I often asked about Grandpa.
And I loved hearing the stories.
What is the meaning of life? – Spending time with my Grandma
Spending time with my Grandma was one of the best parts of my childhood. You can probably connect with what I mean. When I think of my Grandma, I can feel the warmth of the fireplace in winter sitting next to the glowing Christmas tree while waiting for the snow to come and Santa to land on the roof and go down the chimney to secretly put the presents under the tree.
There are too many feelings and memories to convey in this one post. Just know, that my Grandma has made a huge impact in my life.
What is the meaning of life? – A little more about my Grandma and what you can learn from her purpose in life
My Grandma and I were very close throughout my whole life, even when we were living far apart after she moved away from my hometown, Portland, Oregon. One of my fondest memories amongst thousands was staying with her in Arizona for a week and going golfing with her almost every day that I was there. She loved golfing and eventually moved to Arizona so that she could golf all-year-round. She was golfing all the way until her late 70’s I believe. As you can tell she loved it.
One thing I know about my Grandma was her love for her family. Even though she lived in Arizona for many years, she would still come to visit a few times a year. We would have fun family nights during the holiday where we would play board games until the wee hours of the morning.
As she got older she decided to move back to Oregon to be closer. I know she would have personally liked to stay in Arizona, but her love for her family took prominence over her own desires.
Every year the whole family would still gather for the holidays, but as each one of us got a bit older we seemed to grow further apart. Not necessarily on purpose, but sometimes that’s how life happens. You grow further apart as you get older. All the while, my Grandma’s love was still enduring over all of us.
Her body stayed pretty strong all the way up until the end, unfortunately, her mind was a different matter. She suffered from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, but surprisingly still remembered each one her family members for the most part.
My Grandma was always there for each one of us. Her daughter and son, her grandchildren, all four of us, plus all five of her great-grandchildren are all lucky to have a Grandma that put us first. She never played favorites. To her, all of us were equally loved. We all love and miss you, Grandma.
Powerful Lesson: What is the meaning of life? Well, I think my Grandma answered it pretty well. You must always put your family first over anything and anyone else. Leave a legacy for your family to carry on.
What is the meaning of life? – My Thoughts About Your Purpose On Earth – Influenced by My Grandma
Deep down in my heart, I believe it is your duty to progress the well-being of this Earth and all the people on it by creating a legacy of wealth and knowledge through whatever positive means possible.
Your number one priority should be to pass on wealth to your children and grandchildren so they don’t have to pay for their own university or struggle to get work. You should make your children’s life easy even after they turn 18.
Each one of you should be a creator of wealth so that your families and generations after don’t have to struggle.
It is your job to educate your children to stand proud and use their abilities to invest in building creations of their own.
Wouldn’t it be nice to hand over all your tools of the trade to your children so that they can create something wonderful of their own?
Wouldn’t it be nice to know that your whole family line for generations to come have stability in wealth and knowledge?
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Your second priority is to make sure what you are creating in wealth and knowledge has an impact on the rest of the world.
For example, BookMattic will make a huge impact on an individual’s ability to soak in new knowledge and use what you’ve learned to make this world a better place.
The rest is up to you about how you want to go about making those positive changes. I will just give the tools to help you along.
Since this is a post dedicated to my Grandma, I’d like it if you share this with one of your loved ones or close friends.
Also comment below on any lessons you have learned from your Grandma.
In loving memory of Dorothy Jean Zeigler