I guess you need to figure out something that would make you feel better about yourself or something that you thinks makes a difference. I do a simple act of trying to pick up at least one piece of trash I see lying on the ground every day. It's not a big thing, but maybe if somebody else sees and does the same a small movement would start. I get no reward from doing this but it makes me feel a little better about myself.
Just living and being thankful for having time on this Earth should be meaningful enough. Although if you want to improve upon that, you'd have to make that decision based on what your passion is. Maybe you in particular could make your life more meaningful by writing a book at the age of sixteen. Just follow your dreams and see where you end up.
Spend more time with friends and family. Surround yourself with friends who have a positive outlook on life. Allowing time to relax, laugh and enjoy the company of others is extremely important.Volunteer. The next step is to reach beyond yourself and those you are closest to.Helping others will give new purpose to your life. Think positive. When you feel that your life has no purpose, remind yourself of those who care about you and your unique talents. Focus on your positive traits and try to ban negative thinking. Every person contributes something special to this world, and by recognizing your worth, you are well on your way to living a life of meaning.
Love what you do and do what you love!(; your life is very meaningful already though ^.^ if you want to make a change in the world by going green or visiting local children hospitals to donate toys or do fun activities to make the kids feel better. Nothing feels better than when you make someone happy!
Random acts of kindness it can be anything it can as simple as a smile ... If you can change just one persons life for the better then that person can change somebody else's and it starts a chain reaction ... It takes only one person to make a difference ...
SIMPLE MATHS "2GET" and "2give" creates many problems.... so just double it........... "4get" and "4give"...... SOLVE MANY PROBLEMS. Don't get disheartened this is a beautiful world. It needs you. Keep always smiling it increases your face value.
Make your life about others The most important thing you can ever do is make your life about other people. Our world is so self-centered. We are brought up to believe that we are more important than everyone else and that we need to take care of our own needs and wants before the needs and wants of others.
The things that make my life meaningful are my friends and family and the love we have for each other, not taking your anger or hurt out on them, not being afraid to admit you are wrong, sincere apologies, forgiveness, tears, smiles, big ol country hugs, kisses, trust, dogs, faith, randomly hugging friends and family outta nowhere, Ducks, horses, I love you's and Hugs.
Helping people with random acts of kindness. Charity. Helping animals. Also becoming more spiritual seems to help. Buddhism had really helped me in so many ways. Try reading the book "What the Buddha taught". I think it could really help. Also, here's a big one, children. I'm sure you hear parents say things like this all the time. You never ever hear a parent say "I can't find meaning to my life". They've already found it. However, having a child to bring meaning to YOUR life is not a good reason to have one. You should do it because you want to help someone through this world and to give them all the love you have to give. So I would suggest volunteering to teach or council kids, or troubled kids. Maybe even foster parenting. If, you like kids that is. Some people don't. Which is fine.
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Jesus lived a meaningful life, so if we want to live one too we should follow his example.
Notice what he taught: Matthew 5:3: "Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need." In this Bible verse, Jesus indicated that we all have an innate spiritual need, therefore we should all know the answers to basic questions that contribute to having a meaningful life. Questions like these: Why are we here? Why is there so much suffering? Does God really care? Is there life after death? We can find the answers to these questions in the Bible.
Matthew 5:7: "Happy are the merciful." Being merciful involves showing compassion to others, being kind and considerate. When we apply this to our daily lives, we will find meaning and happiness.
Matthew 5:9: "Happy are the peaceable." This means we should be peacemakers. This allows us to have better relationships with no matter who surrounds us.
Plus, in the Bible we find the hope for a better future and better lives (Psalm 37:10, 11; Revelation 21:3,4). We will find meaning in our lives if we strive to reach that new life (1 Timothy 6:19).
Believe in the one true and living God, Jesus and Holy Spirit, you will then have someone to turn to and help take away all the pain, shame, and mistakes of your past and present. He is always true and faithful to his word. And yes there are times you will feel like a hypocrite but that is because you will always be human, and he understands. I am not perfect but I am forgiven and that is one of the best feelings in the world. Accept Him in your heart and you will know this too. Plus the guarantee of Heaven after we leave this world lessens the fear of death and will give you peace of mind.
Generally speaking, people are passive about planning their lives. Most people tend to go with the flow and like activities that give them instant gratification. For example, most married couples today spent more time planning their weddings than planning their lives together. Think about it. Do you remember going to the “perfect wedding” only to see the couple break up a year later. Our generation is fun and exciting and we do a lot of things. Although our career successes, world travels, and higher education keep us active and knowledgeable, they do not make our lives meaningful. We’ve failed at producing people that are content with their lives. Worldly success, fame, and fortune do not translate into lives with meaning. All we have to do is look at the sports and entertainment industries and see incredibly talented, wealthy people self-destruct on drugs, immoral behavior, and reckless living. My friends, there is hope. Fortunately today in St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians 5:8-19, he instructs us about three ways to make our lives more meaningful.
Oh, I have to say, it is a loaded question in fact, none of us are living with the same determined method for life, we all are different, but from my point of view, once you want your life meaningful, feeling enrichment and peace in your inner heart, try to conquer the feeling that you are unwilling to be haunted with. :)
Why does it have to have meaning? I like it better when I feel like I'm helping others, and myself. When I'm doing God's will for me today. When I'm not such a grouch and when I'm getting enough sleep and eating well. But perhaps life is meaningless. We are here for the experience. We should do our best not to cause harm to other sentient beings and to be educated and open-minded.