A twenty-year-old told me the other day when I mentioned one of the Icons of my years on the globe,
“I’m sorry, Mr. Lilly, but I have never heard of him.”
I was taken aback until I realized that I am 57 years older than the soon to be a man. The man of whom I was speaking, Tim Conway, was at least as famous as Carol Burnett. He hadn’t heard of her either!
Hey, I am not the first geezer to fail to factor in the passing years when talking with younger men and women. I probably won’t be the last.
Whether you recall Tim or not, the quote today may set you to thinking about your life, and just what makes you “happy.” Here’s Tim’s take on life:
“I’ve never really taken anything very seriously. I enjoy life because I enjoy making other people enjoy it.” Tim Conway.
I doubt the veracity of Tim’s “anything” as a few things in life are very serious. However, many people take ordinary stuff of life far too seriously, and as a result, are miserable most of the time. Indeed, life and afterlife are sobering aspects to seriously consider for we are told in scripture and observation that our experience we term life, is but a vapor when viewed in the grand scheme of things. Even more serious than this temporary vapor we call life, is the eternal nature of the inner part of life, the spiritual, that lives on forever. We should make plans for the everlasting part.
Tim was on target for at least 80% of life. Learning to see the often ridiculous in life events helps maintain sanity.
Like many enormously successful men and women, Tim’s personal life was anything but happy. His death on Tuesday brought his tragic end of days to light. Internal family fights are painful and leave scars that will last for years, even the rest of earthly life. On a TV interview, Tim made mention of his faith in Jesus Christ! Tim’s words made me happy!
Jesus commented on the proper perspective of life with this:
Matthew 16:26, "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (NKJV).
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