“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama
“There is nothing insignificant in the world. It all depends on the point of view.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
That pretty much sums it up, wouldn’t you say?
A friend gave me this five year journal and I entered daily news consistently…for a while.Then, being human, I forgot about it until I found it the other day. I began to enter “the second year” events and found it so much fun to read what I was doing on that date last year. When we enter the occurrences of our days, it prompts one to have a life. Speak to people, go places, say yes when invited. Invite others.
How alive do we really want to be, anyway?
If we are present in the company of our lives, meaning we are listening and thinking about what is happening, there will be times when we must capture what we’ve learned. Our memories are superb, but they fade, so we must help them. Capture what you’ve learned in a journal, a book inscription, a piece of art, writing or some other permanent place. This is a gift you give yourself that propels you in the direction you’re trying to go.
Being a person with something to say – takes work. This person must know a great deal and have an appreciation for others’ cultures and points of view. A curiosity of the big picture takes time and effort. Then, this same person is gifted if he can show an interest in his listeners’ lives and interests. It is a hard job.