easier said than done, i know, but this poem pretty much expresses how i want to live my life. i *used* to be really good at having these attitudes, but in the last couple of years i have let circumstances and yes, a few people, steal my peace of mind, my love and my joy. i need to rectify that and QUICK! we are only here a short time, and there isn't time to waste being miserable. i have come to realize that this life isn't about what success and/or money we have, how much power we wield, how many places we travel, how much we own, or how many important people we know......it's about HOW we travel thru this journey of life and how we treat and care for others. one of these days we are all going to realize that it really wasn't 'about us' at all. the sooner we learn to not be so self absorbed and only concerned about our own feelings and start trying to love others while we're here....the smoother and happier our trip will be. and just imagine: if we all treated others like we wish to be treated...........what a wonderful world it would be!!! you may say that i'm a dreamer, but i'm not the only one.....
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel they are unique and special people.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.