Last week we looked at having a meaningful life. Now, a meaningful life is much more important than a happy life because when you aim at having a meaningful life, you’re likely to have happiness in it. But, if your goal is a happy life, chances are you will get neither happy nor meaning. So choose wisely; choose to have a meaningful life.
Now, one of the best ways to have a meaningful life is to invest in your relationships with others. Having meaningful relationships is so critical to our lives. Look at what Apostle Paul wrote to the people in Philippi, “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy” (Philippians 1:3-4). People mattered to Paul and because life is about relationships, people should matter to us.
Here’s the thing, nobody has unhappy relationships and a happy life and nobody has joy-filled, meaningful relationships and an unhappy life. Relationships matter. This is so true. You see, Paul was dirt poor financially, but relationally he was filthy rich. So, are you spending as much time building relationships in your life as you are spending trying to be successful, making money or being happy?
Paul says, “I thank God for you and I pray for you with joy.” Who are you grateful for? Who do you pray for with joy? Take time this week to write them a thank you note telling them how grateful you are for them being part of your life.