Ken Klemm Spring Hill, FL, USA
Most people associate Desire with a craving or longing
for something they do not have, something they believe
will bring them happiness.
So, you win that special person’s hand in marriage...
Then what? You land the dream job you’ve always
wanted... Then what? You get a car you’ve wanted for a
long time... Then what? You move into your dream
home... Then what?
Anyone who has been in show business will relate to
For many weeks a theater company prepares to premiere a
Broadway musical. Sets are designed and built, scenery
is painted, costumes are sewn, props are gathered,
actors and musicians rehearse. Leading up to opening
night, full dress rehearsals are performed and
last-minute adjustments are made.
Opening night is a high stress event. Authors and
directors monitor the audience to see if they laugh and
applaud at the expected places, and the entire company
anticipates the audience reaction as the final curtain
Cast and crew gather for a late night party at a nearby
restaurant and anxiously await the critics’ articles in
the early morning publications.
If the show is a big hit, the company may go on to
perform it six times per week for several years. An
audience attending the show two years later expects an
opening night-level performance, as most of them are
seeing the show for the first time.
After winning a national championship, the sports team
begins their next season with a 0 - 0 record. After
giving a masterful performance to a sold-out crowd, the
band boards the bus to journey to the next city. After
winning a Pulitzer, the journalist pursues the next
After completing the most challenging structure, the
builder breaks ground on the next project. After
hosting a fantastic wedding, the venue owner begins
preparing for the next event. After completing an
abundant harvest, the farmer begins planning the next
Thomas Jefferson famously enumerated three of our
God-given unalienable rights: Life, Liberty and the
Pursuit of Happiness.
Is happiness the result of achieving a desired goal?
If one finds joy in the PURSUIT, that one will never
experience an unhappy day in their entire lifetime.
Your Friend and Servant,
Ken KLemm - Florida, USA
P.S. “Life is not about destinations; it is about