May 20, 2009


I hadn't thought about it until recently, but pursuing something doesn't always mean there is an end in sight. When I hear the word "pursuit" I automatically think of cops and robbers, or hunters and animals. You capture someone or something at the end. That's not the only kind of pursuit however. What about the pursuit of medicine or pursuing excellence? You do this more daily, never ending. You pursue medicine by practicing it and you pursue excellence by practicing it. This is a very important thing to note, especially when you consider our Founding Fathers' groundbreaking statement in the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The pursuit of Happiness is daily, never ending. You pursue happiness by practicing it too. Every day, every moment, we have the opportunity to be happy. Make it a continual habit, a practice, and enjoy it.