In order to keep my wits about me and keep focused on my goals and the things that need to be accomplished immediately, in the near future and in the distant future, I need thinking time.
Usually, I set aside a few minutes just before bedtime to refresh my written lists. And once a week, I take a little more time to reevaluate what has to have priority, what can be taken off the list, and what needs to be added.
We all hear and read things when we least expect it that can motivate us and move us towards being and doing better. No matter how short I might be for time when that happens, I try to jot it down and then later record it in a more permanent place.
In the process of reevaluating things and making another list tonight, I came across a quote I had scribbled down. Not sure if it came from a book, something I read, or a movie:
To survive I had to make myself more than I was. Not the boy who was ship wrecked.
I know you must be wondering why in the world I would find that motivating and helpful in my situation. But I’ve always found encouragement in the most unlikely things.
Losing Bill was like losing part of me. I’ll never get over it, but I must learn to go on, accomplish, and be of value while I still have life. Although I consider my life with Bill the most wonderful part of my life, I know I must make NOW the most precious time. It is what I’ve been given and like all time — it goes quickly.
Life constantly presents us with challenges. If we are to survive, run our race, and face our challenges successfully, we can’t stay the same. We have to grow and make ourselves MORE than we were and not remain the “boy who was ship wrecked”.
Happy New Year dear friends. May it be your best and may you find yourself “more” at it’s end than at its beginning!
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