The Holidays are here! A busy time of year, full of shopping, gifting, celebrating and gathering. It is also a time of reflection. Time to ask yourself. What’s important? Am I doing the right thing? With social media impacting our lives more and more daily, it’s a good idea to dig deep to be sure you’re well grounded. To be sure that your social message is the message you can live by. A social message that you want to live with.
One of the best reads can be found by following the link below. This is a good time of year to take an accounting on your actions, including your online persona. Is it one you’re proud of? Are you doing the right things, both on and offline?
Merry Christmas, everyone. May the New Year bring peace and happiness for all.
An 85 year-old woman wrote this by the name of Nadine Stair. Some of you may have come across it before.
“If I had my life to live over again, I’d dare to make more mistakes the next time.
I’d relax, I’d limber up, I’d be sillier than I had been this time, I’d take fewer things seriously, I’d take more chances and I’d take more trips.
I’d climb more mountains and I’d swim more rivers.
I’d eat more ice cream and eat less beans.
I might have more actual troubles, but I’d have fewer imaginary ones.
I’m one of those people who lives sensibly and sanely, hour after hour, day after day.
Oh, I’ve had my moments, but if I had to do over again, I’d have more of them. In fact, I’d try to have nothing else, just moments one after the other instead of living so many years ahead of each day.
I’m one of those people who doesn’t go anywhere without a thermometer, hot water bottle, a raincoat and a parachute. If I had it to do over again, I’d travel lighter than I have.
If I had to live over, I’d start barefoot earlier in the Spring, I’d stay that way later in the Fall. I’d go to more dances, ride more merry-go-rounds and pick more daisies.”
That’s the way it was said by Nadine Stair.
Don’t wait until you’re 85 years old.
Here’s a few more things to think/ponder about:
Trust people. Trust wasn’t put in your heart to stay, trust is only trust when you give it away.
Forget injuries, but never forget kindness.
Remember that nice guys don’t finish last. Nice guys finish best.
Practice the Golden Rule (and the Golden Rule doesn’t mean that the people that have all the money, make all the rules).
The most effective relationship with any person is an honest relationship.
‘Please’ and Thank you’ are the most powerful tools you have – you don’t have to wear a skirt to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.
Nobody ever failed by being decent – and you grow taller when you stretch to help the other guy.
Love life and use processes – don’t love processes and use life.
Don’t worry about failing. Failure is the fertilizer for success and success is really failure turned inside out. Even the best hitter in baseball fails seven times out of 10. Thomas Edison failed 12,000 times before he invented the light bulb. You learn more when you lose than when you win.
Don’t quit. You’re not finished when you lose, you’re only finished when you quit – you cannot fail without your consent.
Remember SW, (Sometimes you win, sometimes you won’t, so what!) A winning attitude is far more important than winning – winning is fleeting and fickle – but a winning attitude endures.
When you’ve done your level best, you’re a champion – and you really learn more when you lose than when you win.
Be enthusiastic, persevere, be passionate in task, bounce back and I’ll see you at the top.
Hang on to your dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that can’t fly.
And finally, love what you do and love what you are.
(Edited and reposted – Dec 2014)