“How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.” … Stephen R. Covey
It’s funny isn’t how oh-so-often it takes some kind of major trauma, tragedy or upset to shock us into getting our priorities straight. You know I really thought that I had it straight after my oldest son was killed in a car crash … and then I was sure that I had my priorities straight after my dad died the same way … apparently not! It would seem that the Universe felt that I needed a little time-out from the mundane, busyness of life and so It set about … in very short order … to deliver to me a series of huge personal challenges . Dare I tempt fate by saying that I think that I might have got the point now?
The last decade has hammered home for me the importance of letting loved ones and dear friends know … as often as possible … how much I value their beautiful selves and how much I would miss them if they were not in my life. I’ve finally learned to recognize my own worthiness and from that new place to acknowledge that maybe … just maybe … I might have something of value to contribute to life after all … who knew!??! Somewhere in this huge growth period I learned how to speak up … at first rather noisily and tactlessly … and finally … with significantly more finesse and care of others. That feels good!
Now that I am so much clearer about the things that are near and dear to my heart … fulfilling my raison d’etre … sharing care and consideration with others … walking and dancing with Life and finding ways … every day … to let Perky Polly and Sunshine Sue come out to play in the world … my life is indeed … so much different. Having been through the challenging times and the good times … the really sad ones and the really happy ones … I am mindful and hugely grateful for the blessing of Life’s fabulous, faithful and ever-present friendship …… and … for the insights that my lessons from the school of life have provided. Life is wonderful … I feel greatly inspired and blessed … and this year … more than ever before … I am determined to “manage (myself) each day to be and do what really matters most.” I do believe that it’s time to anti-up and go-for-the-gusto … “Put on your dancing shoes Life … it’s time to boogy!”
Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone!