"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."
-- Henry Ford
I just listened to John McCain's farewell address to the nation as read by his ex-campaign manager. Let me be honest. This is not something I would normally do, but as I changed channels, I was compelled to stop and listen.
I rarely delve into politics with anyone, but this speech friends, was not about politics. It was about life and living one which you believe in and feel good about. The following are some of the things I heard and/or took away from his final words:
1) Be grateful. Always be grateful for the experiences you have had and will have throughout your life. Find things to be thankful for as it is in that gratitude that you will find acceptance of yourself and love for others.
2) Be gracious and kind. Do not tear down those around you. You don't have to agree with everyone all of the time, but we will not come together if we constantly tear one another apart. Listen to what is being said and be thoughtful in your response.
3) Be humble. Remember that each of us makes mistakes and that noone is perfect. Admit when we're wrong and learn from that. Move forward.
4) Be patient, but persistent. Always follow your dreams. Work hard. Do what you know to be right and keep pushing toward your goals.
There were so many other things and I may write about this topic again. We don't all agree all of the time, but that's one of the things that makes this such an amazing place to live. I hope that I can leave this world with such dignity and grace and promise having lived a life I'm proud of and letting those around me know how much they mean and have meant to me.
When I set up my website and blog under the author section it reads "Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview." Whew - cuz that's all I've got for the moment. I'm a pretty simple person who lives life lovingly. I care deeply and am passionate about many things. I have always had a spirit of (I'm going to call it) entrepreneurship so have been self-employed about as much as I've been employed by others. This is a place where I share thoughts, ideas and happenings. I'm finding that sharing my story (life) helps me as much or more than it helps others and I find that empowering. Keep doin' what you love and lovin' what you do! XO-KM