Several people in my life have become engaged over the last year. It has been a beautiful experience watching each relationship advance. Acquaintance moved to friendship, friendship blossomed to love and love motivated these couples to live out the sum of their days together. The engagement phase, in most cases, brings the couple even closer, as they busy themselves working through the details of the wedding, and are faced with the reality of being ‘together’ – forever.
One of the definitions of the word engage is to occupy ones self or to become busy or involved. While this is an appropriate word for a soon to be married pair, there is a vast number of singles who are engaged – in other ways. Engagement encompasses a great deal of our lives.
Today, most singles have the freedom to pursue personal interests and careers or spend time investing in friends, family and other life-opportunities.
Here are three important areas of engagement that lead to a healthy single life:
- Friends – Friends and family make life much more colorful. Surrounding yourself with those who have common interests and beliefs and can relate to you is important. Identify your need for friendships and relationships, and then embark on developing and maintaining healthy, lasting connections.
- Fortune – I’m not referring to your bank account, exclusively. Time, talent and resources, combined, make up your fortune. It’s important that you continually develop and resource yourself so that you can give what you can to help others. We were not created to keep all that we have to ourselves. You have a very significant and important part to play in this phase of life.
- Future – A question for you – How will you be remembered? When you cross over from this life to the next, what will you leave behind? What will people say about you when you are gone? You are building your legacy, daily. With every choice you make, legacy is being created. Ensure you are living your very best life, not just for yourself, but for those coming after you. Remember the part you decide to play in life is important
Are you engaged, yet??