Monday, June 06, 2005

Another Weekend Another Wedding

Every once in a while I attend a wedding where the bride and groom seem like the happiest people on Earth, Saturday was one of them. It was amazing. Both of them were glowing all night so much it was just bizarre. I honestly had no idea it was possible for people to be that happy. It made me wonder if I've been settling for a mediocre life. Not in regards to my being single, but just life in general. I've never been that happy. It was almost as if their entire life goals were fulfilled. It was the kind of experience that makes you want to go out and conquer another little piece of the world... if that makes any sense.

I imagine that little piece of the world needs to be something of real value. I know buying my dream car won't bring that kind of joy (although it sure wouldn't hurt ;-) ), but I don't know what would. The churchy answer is that all that joy comes from God, and that joy is not the same as happiness and all that jazz. In any event, the point I'm getting at is that once again the weekend left me with more questions than answers.

4 Comments:

Blogger Danb said...

as David Lee Roth said "Money don't buy happeniess, but it sure buys a yacht that pulls right up next too it!"

now I know that that has NOTHING to do with your post... I'm just looking for a laugh... as for responding to your post... it is wierd, i know the feeling man. and yes I agree, the christian answer sometimes just isn't enough for me either... love the delorian by the way! =) kickn' it old school! woop!

6/07/2005 10:30 AM  
Blogger david said...

Nice quote, I hadn't heard that one but it might be worth framing and hanging on the wall ;)

It is good to know you have taste! The great thing about older cars is that they will always be cool. You don't have to buy the newest model to be cool. Classics get you the attention without the price tag, and what other car under $100,000 has gull wing doors? Maybe the Bricklin, but you don't get that stainless steel look.

6/07/2005 9:51 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Just blog-hopping and ran across this... You know-I love God with all my heart and freely acknowledge and embrace the fact that all joy comes from Him... But there are so many times when I just feel like... I'm waiting. I'm waiting for the REAL stuff to start.

I understand. VERY much.

To our joy-filled lives--they are what we make them! :)

6/07/2005 9:59 PM  
Blogger -Lisa- said...

I think it's sometimes better to have more questions than answers, or atleast half and half... even if they don't match up. Hmm... did that make sense?
I'm sure there's more to your "I've never been that happy" statement, so I won't analyze it. But throwing it out there makes one ponder...

And, you've already said the "churchy" answer... i don't like them either... but one last thing is that I thought of what Jason Close talked about on the winter retreat. I think that the book "Wild at Heart" he was talking about, would have a lot better answers than your typical "churchy" one. John Eldridge is an awesome writer... if you read that is. :) haha
btw, my x&y free download won't work, it gives me an error message that reads: "Cannot open the file. Verify that the path and filename are correct and try again." It's a .wma file... any ideas?

6/10/2005 12:03 AM  

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