Make the most of yourself…for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think the most important changes don’t come from the big things that happen to us. I think it is the small things that really transform our lives; small things that can have surprising effects that travel far beyond our expectations. Think of the pebble dropped into the pool of water, the ripple effect that starts small and grows outward ever increasing it’s scope and reach. We have the power to effect change in small ways and those ways have the ability to grow, expand and reach farther than we can imagine.
So how do you make the most of you? How do you learn to love yourself? There are books written every day about this topic and I want to give you just a few ideas to get you started on the path. I promise you will feel so good making the effort.
- Leave everything a little better than you found it.
- Wear your scars proudly. You are not your mistakes.
- Look for depth.
- Seek the truth.
- Share your smile.
- Value your loved ones.
- Find humor.
- Don’t wait for perfect.
- Lose the excuses.
- Embrace good manners. Give compliments.
- Write. Travel. Sing. Eat well, exercise your mind and body, and get plenty of sleep.
- Work with joy!
- Get focused.
- Find the wonder.
- Conquer stress.
As I said earlier, there are hundreds more, maybe even thousands more, ideas on how to make the most of yourself. If you don’t like something you are doing then change it. Don’t wait. If you have a stinky attitude and you recognize it then turn it around. If you really want to say something mean, count to ten and find a better way.
Make it a great day to be you!!!