Wednesday, December 26, 2012

After The Storm

I woke this morning and to my astonishment the world had not given way to the Mayan predicted catastrophic what?

I guess we will go on living...

It is my hope, however, that our pondering of the end of the world may have given us some pause. If nothing else, hopefully we can live with greater purpose by means of acknowledging what is important and disregarding what is not!

Things We Should Do Less
Be less egotistic. Stop believing in things you do not believe in. Stop hurting people. Don't be afraid to stick up for yourself. Stop smoking. Stop discouraging children. Stop listening to people who do not listen to you. Ignore negativity. Stop wasting time. Turn off your cell phone. Stop watching TV. Stop being a loud mouth. "unfriend" unfriendly people. Stop working at the job you hate. Stop ignoring your dreams. Despite your passion, Religion and Politics are polarizing - don't force people to dislike you!  

Things We Should Do More
Identify what you genuinely believe in...and let that lead. Set goals at the beginning of each week. Recap your goals at the end of each week. Ask the girl in accounting to go out with you (even if she has a boyfriend). Exercise. Eat better. Spend more time with your children. Call an old friend. Tell a teacher thank you. Thank a cop for their service. Put your hands on the cheeks of your wife, look into her eyes, and tell her you love her. Help young people to avoid making the mistakes you have made. Donate your time. Teach someone something. Wake up early. Read. Start a conversation with a stranger. Dance. Ask your Dad about his glory days. Find a trail to hike. Listen to more records. Love more!

We dedicate far too much time to people we do not respect; try not to allow that anymore. Don't be distracted by things out of your control. Be acutely aware that you can always do more, work harder, and be a kinder person....

Hug someone! Seek to understand instead of dismissing that with which you do not agree.

Don't Forget to Remember!


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