Monday, January 30, 2006

Mistakes- Yes, you've heard this before, but I'll try my hand at it.

mis┬Ětake (n.)
1. An error or fault resulting from defective judgment, deficient knowledge, or carelessness.
2. A misconception or misunderstanding.

I've made mistakes. Plenty of mistakes. I've left the keys in my front door overnight. I've left my curling iron on while I was at work. I've gotten too drunk without dinner and spent the entire next day throwing up and in bed. We've all had something end up much differently than planned.

My belief is that life has purpose. Simple, old-fashioned perhaps, but all the same, this is what gives me hope that each day may be better than the previous, and this is what makes me believe that my mistakes have a larger purpose in the universe. Yes, I know it is much cooler today to believe that life is a great abyss with no meaning at all. But I'm just not that cynical quite yet. And we have to believe that what we say and do can directly effect the way we live because otherwise why would any of us be good? It is the kindness of other people that makes us happy. Happiness is what we're all hunting.

So sometimes, to my friends and family reading this, I get through the negative mistakes that inevitably appear by knowing that nothing is really a mistake in life. I think that if perhaps someone had broken into my house because I left my keys in the doorway, perhaps one of my friends destined for greatness would make sure to remove her keys everyday. And perhaps, my life's purpose would have been to promote the life of someone else.


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