to life

“You have to walk toward the things that make you alive.”
– Leslie Odom, Jr.

I love this as a new barometer. Each of us on a daily basis faces choices. Which way to move, what decision to make, where to take the next step. I’ve always been one to weigh the pros and cons of these decisions and then to move forward based on careful consideration.

But I’d like to add a new metric to my considerations. Along with “what feels smart” and “what is most useful for me and the world” and “what makes most financial sense” and “what fits into the timeline” and countless other questions, I’m going to move this one to the top of the list: “what makes me feel most alive?” And perhaps a variation as well: “what brings most life to the world around me?”

L’Chaim, y’all.