On a busy rushy somewhat stressful morning on my way on the streetcar, bus, train & bus to a kind of a challenging event I thought up these goals for life (now):
- Be comfortable in my own skin
- Be a good Mom
- Keep doing good work
- Never shout at people
- Always strive for compassion
- Stay “in the moment”
- Smile & be friendly
- Enjoy the ride!
- Remember the GO schedule
- Say thank you constantly
- Remind myself frequently that not only is everything not about me; actually, nothing is!
- Be governed by love, not fear
- Stay awake stay awake stay awake!
p.s. some of these items take more effort than one might think!
‘Quote for the day’: “4 Rules for Life: Show up.Pay attention.Tell the truth.Don’t be attached to the results.– Angeles Arrien, U.S. teacher, author (1940 – )
“Men honour what lives within their sphere of knowledge, but do not realize how dependent they are on what lies beyond it.” – Chuang-tse (quoted in The Te of Piglet, by Benjamin Hoff)
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein [more Einstein here]
“There is not much truth being told in the world. There never was. This has proven to be a major disappointment to some of us.” – Anne Lamott in the Prelude to Grace (Eventually) – Thoughts on Faith
“Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.” ~ Sarah Bernhardt, actress (1844-1923)
“Environmentalists have been looked on as the dreamers of the world, when in fact they are the realists.” – Edward O. Wilson, world-renowned entomologist
“When you cut off arterial blood to an organ, the organ dies. When you cut the flow of nature into people’s lives, their spirit dies. It’s as simple as that.” – Unattributed quotation in Adbusters magazine, Jan/Feb 2004.
** Lots more quotations here!