But where was it ever promised us that life would be simple,
free from pain and doubt?
The purpose of life is not simply to be contented.
The purpose of life is to have it make a difference
that we lived at all, to matter to someone.
I remember seeing this for the first time when I was in college and absolutely loving it! Every dorm room I ever had had a copy of this poem taped to the wall, usually by a mirror or a door to remind me of this very vital lesson.
I share it now with you.