Fall for me is the time of year when I reflect on my life. My cousin Larry sent me this thought provoking item that he received from a friend of his and I wanted to share it with you.
In thinking over the weekend, it occurred to me (light bulb turns on) that everyone has a THEME that, in some ways, dominates and directs their lives. That theme is the driving force, the core of a lifetime’s desire, that runs through every person’s life. After pondering over the idea for hours, it occurred to me that my own theme is “staying alive.” I was born struggling to stay alive. That theme colored my life. My fascination with Cacti fits into my theme. Cacti are the ultimate survival plants. The stock market — learning to read the stock market gives one the advantage of possibly knowing what lies ahead. The theme of staying alive has entered into everything I do. It’s the reason why, in investing, I’m so careful to avoid taking the big loss. “He who sells and runs away, lives to invest another day.” If you invest intelligently and systematically over the years and avoid the big loss, you’ll probably end up at least prosperous.
You might think about a theme in your own life. Is your theme success, domination, making money, leadership, happiness, conquest, curiosity, helping others, adventure? Ask the average person what the theme of their life is, and they’ll look puzzled. They never thought about their life having a theme. Every person has a theme.
Fay says about her theme
As I thought about this question the theme that came to my mind about me is my quest for harmony, tranquility and peace. I don’t like to hurry. I don’t like conflict or crowds. I am an observer. I like quite music and fragrant surroundings. I want to be in harmony with plants, animals, the landscape and people. My interests are in crystals and tarot cards and flowers, getting to know a few people well rather then many people just a little bit, helping people, and making an environment for myself and others that is calm and healing.
I look forward to reading your observation of the theme in your life.