What Is Your Gift?

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“Be a good steward of your gifts, ” the poet Jane Kenyon urged.
Days can get away from us and we fail to do the one thing that is most important.
This is a wasted day. We really have no time to waste.

World Class Things

“Only through focus can you do world class things, no matter how capable you are.” Bill Gates
This is a daily inspiration to me. Is there anyone who doesn’t lose focus?IMG_4140

Special Times

“This time, like all other times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.” Ralph Waldo EmersonIMG_9040

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.

What Did I Just Learn From That - In This Moment- That I Must Capture?

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.

What Are You Thinking About?

We walk around, it’s in our mind…everyday.
“Never give up on something that you can’t stop thinking about.” Huff Post

Our Impact on Others

“Who are we, if not measured by our impact on others?” Neil deGrasse and Annie Druyan
And, it’s always so hard to know how much we’ll mean to the people in our lives.

Consistency?

I hear people criticize others when they’re not consistent over time. Seems to me that evolving thinking is clearly a sign of intelligence. Rigidity is not.
For example, just look at nature – as it changes..

The Workers Who Make Life Better

In a day, if we’re lucky, we have “order and disorder, heights and craters, plodding difficulties and …flashes of MAGIC”. -Elizabeth Lesser
I’ve always admired the people who create, repair, design, heal and accomplish tasks. And one particular piece of magic that I enjoy is freshly baked bread. Bakers of fine, warm, beautiful bread – simply make life better.

Living Each Day

“I wanted to live each day, moment to moment, enjoying the fact that nothing ever stays the same and nothing turns out the way we expect…Wow, life is interesting when everything changes”. Elizabeth Lesser
Makes one want to seize one’s life and hold on tight.

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