“But what manner of use would it be ploughing through that darkness?’ asked Drinian.
Use?’ replied Reepicheep. ‘Use, Captain?’ If you mean by filling our bellies or our purses, I confess it will be no use at all. So far as I know we did not set sail to look for things useful but to seek honour and adventures. And here is as great an adventure as I have ever heard of, and here, if we turn back, no little impeachment of all our honours.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader"
We spend an inordinate amount of time trying to find the “use” in things in our lives.
We make the mistake of thinking that events and the stuff of our lives must be of “use”.
If we can just remember that life is a journey (an adventure, even), it helps put things into perspective.
If life is a journey, we don’t have to know the meaning of every little event.
If life is a journey, we don’t have to know what’s going to happen next.
If life is a journey, we can make it through any short-term valley, mountain or river.
Enjoy the journey.
Make it a great day.