Live Fully, Love Deeply, Laugh Often

I evesdropped their conversation
Watched the volley, back and forth
Times they agreed, times they didn’t
Their tension cut into me
The words, even the silences, all too familiar

Time to find a another job
Start a new career
Time for a major career-life shift
The words stung because they were true–
for me as well

My whole life, I longed for a calling
An undeniable sign from God–
A burning bush, a voice deep inside
Throughout my work life, doors opened and closed
but no trumpet ever sounded

Work aligned with spirit
Service to others
Right livelihood
Create the work you love
Meaningful work

Right work, right life?
Maybe not
Right life, right work?
Suddenly a trumpet blares:
Live fully, love deeply, laugh often

Author: Don Iannone, D.Div.

Biography Photographer, poet, teacher, complementary medicine provider, interfaith minister, and former economic developer. Holds a Doctorate in Divinity, Master of Divinity, Master of Mind-Body Medicine, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Clinical certifications in Reiki, guided meditation, life purpose coaching, and spiritual counseling.  Author of 12 books, including two new books in the contemporary spirituality field. Learn more here. Contact Information Kosmos Consulting and Research website: https://www.donaldiannone.com/  Visual Advantage Photography website: http://www.visualadvantagephoto.com Flickr Photo Page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/don-iannone Contact Don Iannone by email: diannone@gmail.com

11 thoughts on “Live Fully, Love Deeply, Laugh Often”

  1. If I had a poetic voice I would have written
    ” My whole life, I longed for a calling
    An undeniable sign from God–
    A burning bush, a voice deep inside
    Throughout my work life, doors opened and closed
    but no trumpet ever sounded”

    Fortunately there are others who write these kinds of words for me and I can feel known, mostly by myself.

    Thank you Don for being one such poet.

  2. Thanks Polona. Yes, I agree with that.

    Kai: Thanks. Did you hear they have to replay the Super Bowl game because of some problems with the game? Hummm…Now who will you cheer for? Just kidding.

    Thanks Margie. Good seeing you around.

  3. i think doing whatever makes you happy as long as that doesn’t make others miserable is the best way to live. well, there are other things to consider but in the main, that’s it 🙂

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