Have you Found Joy? Do you Bring Joy to Others?

I very much enjoyed the movie, The Bucket List, doubtless at least in part because I like both Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.

In the movie, two men – Edward (Nicholson) and Carter (Freeman) both having a terminal illness find themselves sharing a hospital room. Although very different men, they form a friendship and creates a list of things they want to do before they die. They travel around, checking items off of their “bucket list,” each learning more about themselves and each other.

One of the things on their list was to see the pyramids of Egypt. While they are there looking at the pyramids, re, Carter tells Edward that the ancient Egyptians believed that when you die, you have to answer two questions before you get into heaven:

Have you found joy in your life?

Have you brought joy to others’ lives?

You might spend some time today reflecting on those two questions. What are the joys in your life? And how have you brought joy to others?

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