Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sometimes Mom really does know best...

Periodically, I scan through my news feeds on Facebook or Twitter and something catches my eye; a funny meme or thoughtful article can change my attitude for the day. Today, a post my own mom created made me stop and think. Yes, she made a statement well past the conventional length of a post, but it inspired me to share her story with you through this channel. Below are her words and by reading them you can put your own life into perspective. This life examination comes during the tragic anniversary of 9/11 and is a perfect read. 

When do you find yourself asking 
" What's Important in Life?"
"Red flag...or a Big Wake-up Call"

or is it....

When you're stopped in your Tracks ~ Really forced to think about
What's important in life, because of how deeply the pain is felt.

Did it change you? And did the impact last?

I would say in the early glimpse ~ My Attitude Shifted . 
Then I showed signs of being more interested in conserving resources and 
more concerned about fellow human beings.

Embracing My Faith as My foundation ~ has made * Me* Complete

Before you know it you’ll be asking, “How did it get so late so soon?” 

So take time to figure yourself out. Take time to realize what you want and need. Take time to take risks. Take time to love, laugh, cry, learn, and forgive. Life is shorter than it often seems.

Your life is not between the moments of your birth and death. 
Your life is between now and your next breath. 
The present – the here and now – is all the life you ever get. 
So live each moment in full, in kindness and peace, without fear and regret. Do the best you can with what you have in this moment; because that is all you can ever expect of anyone, including yourself. 

A lifetime is not very long. *This is Your Life!*
Just stop for a moment and think. Whatever you still need to do, start doing it today. There are only so many tomorrows.

When you procrastinate, you become a slave to yesterday. But...when you are proactive, it’s as if yesterday is a kind friend that helps take a load off your back.
Do something right now that your future self will thank you for. 
Trust me, tomorrow you’ll be happy you started today. 

Think of Failures as only Lessons....

Good things do come to the one who still has hope even though they have been disappointed, to those who still believe even though they've tasted failure, to those who still love even though they've been hurt. 

Don't ever regret anything that has happened in your life; it cannot be changed, undone or forgotten. Take it all as lessons learned and move on with grace.

Kindness is the only investment that never fails. Where ever there is a human being, there’s an opportunity for kindness. Learn to give, even if it’s just a smile, not because you have too much, but because you understand there are so many others who really do feel like they have nothing at all. 

Behind every Beautiful Life, there has been some kind of pain. 
You fall, you rise, you make mistakes, you live, you learn. You are
H-u-m-a-n ~ Not Perfect. 
You have been hurt, but you are still alive. 
Think of what a priceless precious privilege it is to be *Alive * – just to breathe, to think, to enjoy, and to chase the things you love. Sometimes there is sadness in our journey, but there is also lots of beauty. We must keep putting one foot in front of the other even when we hurt; for we will never know what is waiting for us just around the bend.

What you need to understand is that an overwhelmingly painful event in your life right now will one day be part of your much larger past and not nearly as significant as it seems.

What Matters Most in Life ~ Is ~The Man who Made It !
Thanks Be to God !
Love You  Always 

Woo go Mom! Did it make you take a deep breath at the end of reading her words? Incredible. Share your thoughts!

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