Reflection is good but who we are is defined by what we do today and tomorrow
AND not for ourselves but for what we do for others.
It is true OK and FINE is good enough for many people. It will not change the world though.
For many people OK and FINE keeps them where they are today and that for some is simply surviving.
The human soul endures much heartache.
So while we think about our resolutions and what 2014 are all about here are some thoughts.
- Developing positive relationships every day develops positive heart connections
- Do a kind act whenever you can
- Nothing ever really happens without someone else
- So thank them
- It has never been about ME
- Remember there are others too who got you where you are
- Remember that if you are not about achieving GREAT
- You will always give lesser than those around you deserve
- Trusting to be different
- Brings excitement and energy to all who know you
- Faith overcomes fear
- Know that going into the unknown is life
Let’s make 2014 a great year for someone else for when we can do that we know there was a purpose and know
when we did this we also achieved more than we thought for ourselves.
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A time to reflect in who we are and what we do…
At Church, Sunday we met the pastor who had just returned from a seven week sabbatical. You see he had felt “burned out” from years of servant leadership. It’s both a love a calling and a heavy responsibility.
He said something that really caught my attention. He said:
“What do you do when you no longer like what you love?”
He had many words of wisdom that apply to all of us in our daily work whatever we do.
We all need to reawaken and rekindle the spirit that brought us to our calling.
I thought wow! That’s incredibly touching and I bet many of us feel like that from time to time.
He said, all too often people don’t know what I do but are quick to tell me what I have done wrong! But then I know I need to understand why. Sound familiar?
Sometimes we need…
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A Lady is patiently sitting on a bench waiting at the bus stop. Her name is Mary.
She has been waiting for the bus for a while.
A passerby asks Mary “How often does the bus go by?”
Mary says “Every 10 minutes”.
I ask because I noticed that you have been sitting here for a long time.
“Why are you still here?”
Mary looks up, sighs wearily, and points to a sign, that says, “ NO carry on allowed”.
The problem, Mary sighs, “Is that I have all this baggage with me.”
The passerby asks, “What is in your baggage that you cannot leave behind?”
I have all these memories and thoughts that I cannot let go off; my ex, my past jobs, the house I lost in foreclosure, thoughts of friends who deserted me when I had no job; bad relationships, lost confidence.
The passerby reflects and says to Mary “But those are all in your past the bus takes you forward you need to leave that baggage behind.”
Mary sighs heavily and says “But it’s hard to let go of the past!”
We can all relate and feel Mary’s pain. We all have baggage.
It’s what we do with that baggage that reflects on who we are and how we move forward and the life we will live.
We need to have faith and let go of the fear. We need to find new faiths, relationships and friendships.
We need to leave the baggage behind that keeps us from moving forward
Hold your faith Let go of your baggage, leave it behind, let it go.
Get on the bus and move into your future
Original idea from Sister Mae I