As I was nearing the end of my walk today at the park, a boy on a scooter approached me. As I tried to figure out what side of the sidewalk he was going to take, he uttered, “Are you going to take on the challenge?” before slowly surfing down the paved hill. It was clear what his challenge was–he was going to see how far he could coast without pushing off. My challenge was a little less clear. So, the kid forced me to think…
- What are you going to do today in trade for another day of life?
- Who did you make feel better about themselves today?
- Were you a helper or someone who avoided helping those who needed it?
- Did you show those you loved that you cared for them today? Do you need to have a bigger list so you are more challenged?
- Did you laugh today? Did you make someone else laugh?
- Did you feel empathy for someone who hurts? (Preferably someone you know personally. There is a spectrum of hurt–it can land anywhere on that spectrum.)
- What did you do today that will be remembered tomorrow? For how many tomorrows will it still be remembered?
- Do you think you were more good than bad today?
- What reward do you think your opinion deserves?
It seems I have come to a point where I am challenging you to think about where you will spend eternity. Am I allowed to do that? Could it hurt someone’s feelings? In the past, forcing a person to think about their eternity was effective. In the present, a discussion about eternity could trigger someone. If anyone is curious about the hereafter and what you can do now to affect your eternity, please contact me on the contact form for this site.