From Rev. Arlene

If we want to move forward in our lives, it is important that we set an intention on where we want to go.  If we don’t, we’ll wander and become lost.   Imagine going on a trip and not having any idea of where you are going, how you are going to get there, or even why you want to go there.

Yet, that is how we often live our lives.  We just spend our lives reacting to events, rather than focusing on what we want or where we want to go.  We live our lives as victims of external situations or people and then we wonder why we are not happy, peaceful, or contented.

Many people we respect such as Oprah, Gandhi, Carnegie, were not born within the best family or the best education.  They were not handed things on a silver platter.  What they all have in common is that they were focused on wanting to do something, to be something, and then they took the actions necessary to change their lives in spite of their background.

Try waking up in the morning and instead of complaining, ask yoursIMG_1141elf, “What is my dream, where do I want to be in 5, 10, or 20 years from now, and what can I do today to move my life forward”?  It might be something small such as looking at the classifieds for a job, cleaning out the excess from your life that is weighing you down, or meditating on what it is you can do to make this world a better place.

The important thing is to not give up – on our dreams, our hopes.  “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”, so why not make it count!

Quote of the Week

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

 

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