Each life is a journey that takes us to places we either love, hate, or wish for something totally different. Too many people spend most of their lives comparing themselves to others and it is this comparison that can only serve to erode your own unique qualities and your inner fabric. Every person is special in this world and it is not a welcome attitude to ever suggest that you should not change yourself to become an exact copy of another person, nor should one attempt to believe or behave, or to own, or to acquire what everyone else has or appears to have.
Living Is Not Just Using Time
Each day you live is not simply a matter of putting in time but it is, instead putting time towards making life better whether that be to learn more, to contribute to the happiness of others, or to ensure that everyone you come in contact with leaves with feeling a little more positive.
One aspect of your journey is to confront risks with a view to minimize any negative impact by turning risks into manageable little bite size chunks or to plan a resolution that sees the risk as an opportunity, as hope, not as despair.
Keep Dreams Alive
Every one of us also has the good fortune to dream where the dream is one of living better, or more wholesome, or making our adventure down the path of life much more tolerable and pleasant. It is these dreams that can shape a neighborhood, a country or even the world if you allow yourself a big enough dream. Many thousands of people have had big dreams, but it is only a few that capture their dream, embrace it, and direct all of their energy towards its realization.
Your goals must be your own; you cannot live anyone else's goals with the same passion, perseverance or the dedication and sacrifice necessary to make it a reality unless these goals are yours and yours alone.
Move Forward Always
The world is not full of grief and despair as we view on TV most of the time. There is good
in this world that supercedes evil. But, we cannot give in to complacency either. The world needs us to move forward through using our talents for compromise and understanding as much as it needs our abilities to form companies or to make money. You can do both without losing sight of the bigger picture where one contributes daily to help at least one person who is in need of something. This is akin to understanding the greater good and making it part of your life.
To Give Is To Live
To give up is to die. So few people understand that they have so much to give or contribute to the betterment of all those around them thinking that they have no more to give. It is not that you do not have more to give; it is more that you refuse to give. To be selfish is to cast yourself adrift from all that is good for it is not a sin to be tired but more a sin to deem you are tired.
This thing we call life is not a destination with an end but a path down which we continue to journey as long as we can breath. Life is to be lived not squandered or to give away waiting for the end to close upon us.
Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
"The best life is one where each step taken is valued,
where each step is savored and cherished.
"It is always your next move."
"Do all the good you can, and make as little fuss about it as possible."
"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty;
not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
"If you want happiness for a lifetime - help the next generation."