Day 14: When do you feel most alive?
I feel most alive in a few different ways.
When I write.
Sometimes, I get so absorbed in the things I write that I feel like I've been taken to a new place, to a new understanding of myself. I often feel the most joyful when I'm writing, which helps me feel most alive. Writing gives me a thrill like nothing else does.
When I serve.
One of the most "alive" moments of my life was when I was surrounded by the children in Kenya, Africa. That was a beautiful moment in my life. I'll never forget it. Interning at an inner city mission was an "alive" summer for me as well. When I serve others, I feel more selfless than I normally would. It's so easy to become self-absorbed, but when I can focus on others, I feel like I'm doing what God wants me to do.
When I travel.
I love traveling. I've been to eleven different countries and each time I step into a new place, on new ground, immersed in a new culture, my heart just soars. I feel completely alive when I'm exploring a brand new country.
Some moments during worship or when I'm playing music, I also feel alive. Sometimes when I watch the stars or a sunset, I feel alive. At times, I'll wake up and my mind will feel crystal clear. I'll have more understanding than I do on other days. It's like I can feel the Lord all around me. I love those times.
When do you feel most alive?