I know the meaning of life. I stumbled on it last week.
I work at a restaurant. I know the owner, and she’s given me a job. So lately, I’ve been waiting tables. Clearing tables, filling drinks, taking orders. It’s a job that I really enjoy, largely because I can have conversations with the customers.
A couple came in this past weekend. In waiting on them, I discovered the woman had been a therapist like I had, and the man was an accountant. They had just gotten back from driving from Nashville to see their daughter. When I came back to clear their table I asked how everything was and if they needed anything else. The man said that the breakfast was excellent. I smiled and was about to leave the table, when the woman said, “Tell him what happened last week.”
The man said, “We were in a truck stop restaurant outside in Tennessee. The waitress came to the table to give us our check and asked, “is there anything else you need?” I said, “Well, I’d love to know the meaning of life but other than that…” and, right then, the waitress abruptly held up her hand. “Hold on a second.” She said, and walked away.”
“I looked at my wife dumbfounded. I thought I said something to offend her.”
“Not a minute later, she came back to the table with two big slices of chocolate cake.”
“The waitress said, “You want to know the meaning of life? Here it is. If life is anything, it is meant to be enjoyed. No matter our troubles, Life is a gift. Eat the cake. It helps you enjoy life.” She continued, “And something else. Life is meant to be enjoyed in the moment. So, try to just think about the cake when you’re eating it, and how great it tastes. Eating cake helps you forget about everything else in your future and your past. It’s just too good not to pay attention to. So stay in the moment with every bite.”
“As she walked away, she stopped and turned around. She then said, “Oh, right, one more thing. While you’re enjoying the moment, be grateful. That’s the other part of the meaning of life. So make sure you thank the cook and the staff before you go. They’d appreciate it. And thank God for this beautiful day. He, She, or It would appreciate it, too.. Have a good night, folks.”
Enjoying the moment and being grateful. That’s the meaning of life. You can find it anywhere.
Every moment is a change to find that meaning again. Every moment is an opportunity to look with pleasure toward the good things in your life, focusing just on the minute that is in front of you, an giving thanks to the life you have.
You can begin with anything, and you can start right now.
And, since it’s Thanksgiving, you may as well start with a big piece of chocolate cake.
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