What do you Value Most in Life?

What do you Value Most in Life?

My daughter and son are away in Ontario until Christmas.  We have occasional “video visits” to stay connected which really help to alleviate the homesickness.  I actually think they like them too!

One Saturday afternoon my son and I were having a video visit as he was helping me set the defaults on my Mac computer.  He showed me that there was a chess game application on it.  I taught him how to play chess when he was just four years old. Learning how to play chess is easy for children because they aren’t intimidated by the game, much in the same way they aren’t intimidated by computers. It wasn’t long before he was giving me a run for my money. We hadn’t had a game of chess in many years.

As we played chess across the miles I realized my Saturday was slipping away; the only day I have all the time in the world in which to write. The funny thing was; I didn’t care. I was so happy to be there “with” him, that my writing, my passion, took a back seat. Family; that’s what’s most important to me.

The community here at Life, for instance seems to feel the same way. Many said they deeply value their relationships, with family, friends, and with God. Having good health topped the list for many people, along with a sense of accomplishment; that feeling you get when you overcome obstacles or challenges.  They expressed gratitude for clean, crisp fresh air.  One person said she valued “the feeling of being connected, aware, awake; knowing no matter what is going on there is a Divine force at work.”

What did we miss? What do you value most in life?

Photo credit: Liz West

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About The Author


I am passionate about writing and community building. I’ve written a book about healing and happiness, The Happy Place, as well as a Community Building book, Sounding the Drum: Community Building in the Digital Age, now available at any Amazon store. I’ve been through life changes that I thought were the end of my world, but I’m still here. I never know what will happen next. Isn’t that what makes life interesting?