Monday, January 09, 2017


Smile. Don’t allow external circumstances to make you lose your ability to smile, laugh & find joy in just being alive >> how many times do we lose our joy because of things beyond our control that ultimately impact our lives? Tread softly. Breathe peacefully. Laugh hysterically.

Love your enemies and work with them when necessary >> if you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Often in life, we find ourselves at odds with individuals and groups who have different ideals than we do. It’s our job to figure out if working with them is necessary to better serve others, and if so, find common ground on which to build a platform for change.

Forgiveness is freedom >> how many of us are living in our own self-imposed prisons because we hold on to bitterness that is not only poisoning our spirits, but our external surroundings? You cannot truly have peace until you’ve let go of past hurts – real or imagined.

Never stop learning >> lifelong learning comes in many forms: to some, it’s pursuing a degree, to others; it’s learning a new language and still to others; it’s staying curious and actively seeking out knowledge to become a better-informed, more empathetic citizen of the world. Regardless of your age, you should never stop learning.

Your purpose is not about you >> our time here on earth is about serving others first and foremost, and leaving behind a legacy that future generations can build upon.

Do not allow obstacles to deter you from fulfilling your destiny
>> in life we encounter many challenges that can easily take us off track and blur the vision we initially had for our lives.

Believe in the power of your dreams. One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen >> the end goal was more important than the obstacles to realizing it.

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