From the first day of birth, we were automatically handed a package to go through life with. In that package, every day more and more things are added to it. Fortunately or unfortunately there’s no exchange program on your personal Life’s package.
In my adult life I have established what will be my most valuable possessions: God, family, health, and MY spirit. I think of these as my top four fragile possessions and therefore they require great personal care. If I drop any of these, they may never be the same.
In our Life’s package we may find some of the following items:
- Broken relationships
- Unforgettable memories
Question: How can you win with everything that’s in your personal Life package? Answer: Stay focus on the things you can control and not on the things you have no control over.
A tough lesson: Recently I’ve been thinking about the many simple yet meaningful ways people express Love …
yet some people can miss all the signs of Love leading them to feel threatened instead of loved.
Expressions of Love:
- Buckle your seat belts
- Get something to eat
- Go buy yourself something
- Get your hair done
- Get some sleep
- Be safe
- Let’s spend sometime together
- I’m concerned about your health
- I haven’t heard from you for a long time
- Call me when you get home
- Is everything okay
- I’m waiting on you
Would it surprise you if I told you that to some people – all of the above can be misinterpreted as “control”….Yep, to persons who never learned to trust – they can confuse love with control.
In the Life Package if people have an unapologetic attitude then their mind gets warped and they feel a greater sense of entitlement. Unfortunately it eventually affects the entire tribe/troop/family members for generations making it a dysfunctional village.
Note: You can’t save anyone from self destruction unless he or she first ask for help. The prodigal son came to his senses. Sometimes you just have to accept other people’s choices even though it may hurt you more than it may hurt them.
The most regrettable thing is watching someone drowning and not being able to convince them that they can get help. Until he or she totally believes that their choices and decisions are wrong – only then can you help.
Note: We all make wrong turns in life, it’s called living. If we feel we’ve gotten stuck in a rut…remember that personal wounds can be healed. Get up. Get out. Go forward. Don’t despise the chapters …it makes a great story. A great story always inspires others.