It may often seem life is just an exercise in surviving. Which means you can easily forget that God actually has created you to spend your life thriving. But God is so serious about this that God helps it become a reality by sharing the fullness of divine unconditional love, offering you the gift of an eternal relationship with God that begins right now, and working with you to embody God’s generosity, compassion, integrity, meaning, hope and joy. When you get this, it changes how you understand yourself. When you embrace it, you begin to let God define for you what matters most of all. And when you live it, you thrive every single day in spite of what’s going on around you. This isn’t some attempt to flee from real life. It is real life. And God wants you to start thriving right now.