When is Life Worth It? (A Meditation)

If you’re laughing,

If you’re smiling,

If it seems the sun shines just for you. . .

Then your life’s worth living.


If you’re with close friends

Sharing their pain,

Holding their hurts,

Living through their darkest night until the sunrise comes. . .

Then your life’s worth living.


If you’re working hard, and  at the end of the day

You see it all pay off when one little thing is better than before. . .

Then your life’s worth living.


If you have joy. . .

Accomplishments. . .

A purpose. . .

If there seems to be even a tiny bit going for you. . .


Or if you’re alone. . .

Afraid. . .

Impatient. . .

Stagnant. . .

Waiting for an answer that refuses and refuses to come —

If you feel you’ve fallen through the cracks and life has passed you by,

Is your life worth living?




Because it’s not what you do.

It’s not what happens or what you feel should happen;

It’s not what others see or what anyone would ever measure by;

No, the quality of life is so much deeper than we’d have it be.

It comes from somewhere we can never fathom — where even our hearts can never reach.


Never doubt your calling.

Never doubt yourself.

Never doubt that all things are planned.


So if you’re waiting, watching the world go by —

Helpless. . .

Hopeless. . .

And realize, maybe just for a begrudging instant that waiting, too, is a vocation,

Then, above all other times. . .

Your life’s worth living.



Author: circleoflifeyouth

Young people building a culture of life in southern Louisville with a strong devotion to the Eucharist through Consecration to Mary.

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