Can you believe fall is upon us? And before you know it, we’ll have our first snow fall? This time of year used to be sad to me. I love summer. I love the sun. I love longer days of sunlight. I love being on the water, and it’s the time of year to put the boats up. Before it ended, I was already thinking about what was to come – cold, snow, shorter daylight days, etc, rather than living in the now and loving what is. That was the past me. I still absolutely love summer, sun, and longer daylight days, but I now choose to live in the anyway. Whatever season it is (figuratively or literally) I love it anyway.
In 1968, Dr. Kent Keith wrote the Paradoxical Commandments for a student leader’s booklet. These commandments have touched the hearts of millions of people all around the world. Mother Teresa had similar words written on her home for children in Calcutta that is believed to be inspired by Dr. Keith’s original works.
Quotes of the day:
“Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.” ~ Dr. Robert Anthony
“If you don’t love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us.” ~ Stendhal
“Courage can’t see around corners, but goes around them anyway.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
For the next week, I invite you to consider holding these ideas close to your heart:
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis,
it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
Mostly, my wish for you is to live your highest good of love, compassion, joy, faith, peace, beauty, and allow others to live their highest good. When you are living your highest good, you are loving you, loving life, and loving others.
Until next time, simply live – anyway!
Looking for a way to stay focused on Living Life Fulfilled? Make sure to surround yourself with people who lift you up, inspire you, support you, and simply love to laugh and have fun.