By Mildred Munjanganja | March 4, 2010
I was reflecting on the New Year’s resolutions I made in January, wondering if I had actually been living by them or if they had just been noble ideas to make myself feel like I had purpose. It made me pull out an e-mail I received at the beginning of the year, I shared half of it with you in an earlier post and here’s the other half, very thought provoking:
1. Call your family often
2. Each day give something good to others
3. Forgive everyone for everything
4. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6
5. Try to make at least 3 people smile each day
6. What other people think of you, is none of your business’
7. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick – your friends will, stay in touch.
8. Do the right thing, all the time
9. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful
10. However good or bad a situation is, it will change
11. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up
12. The best is yet to come
I absolutely love this list. Imagine living your life everyday believing that you have hardly tapped your potential and all the good things in your life can and will be surpassed. They say you should always dream when you are awake, I say our lives are what we make them and when we go about the business of creating who we want to be, we become the real masters of our own destiny.