Do you ever feel like you’re just existing? Moving along, doing life, sitting in meetings, making dinner, blah, blah, blah…

That’s how I’m feeling lately.

A couple of years ago, I read this book by Donald Miller called A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. It’s a book about story. And it’s a book about life. It’s a book about choosing to live a better story. About getting out of that “autopilot” rut and diving into the things that really matter… the things that really make a difference. Miller says things like:

“If the point of life is the same as the point of a story, the point of life is character transformation. If I got any comfort as I set out on my first story, it was that in nearly every story, the protagonist is transformed. He’s a jerk at the beginning and nice at the end, or a coward at the beginning and brave at the end. If the character doesn’t change, the story hasn’t happened yet. And if story is derived from real life, if story is just condensed version of life then life itself may be designed to change us so that we evolve from one kind of person to another. ”

Maybe it’s time to pick up that book again.


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